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Lawyers For ‘Cannibal Cop’ Ask To Show Kinky Photos To Potential Jurors

Gilberto Valle (credit: Facebook)

Gilberto Valle (credit: Facebook)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Lawyers for a New York City police officer charged with seeking to cannibalize women want potential jurors to see kinky photos they say were part of their client’s fantasy world.

One of the photos depicts a naked woman hog-tied and served up on a roasting tray. Another shows a woman tied to spit over an open fire.

NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, 28, is charged with plotting to kidnap, rape, cook and eat women. No women were actually injured.

The proposed questionnaire from Valle’s lawyers would ask potential jurors if they have a bias against people who frequent Internet sites depicting sadomasochistic behavior.

A federal judge will rule on the request before Valle’s trial starts next month. He had previously been ordered held without bail.

Valle’s lawyers have said he was engaging in sexual fantasies and intended no violence.

One document on Valle’s computer was titled “Abducting and Cooking (Victim 1):A Blueprint,” according to a criminal complaint. The file also had the woman’s birthdate and other personal information and a list of “materials needed” – a car, chloroform and rope.

EXTRACriminal Complaint Against Gilberto Valle

“I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus — cook her over low heat, keep her alive as long as
possible,” Valle wrote in one exchange in July, the complaint said.

Valle had created a computer catalog with records of at least 100 women with their names, addresses and photos, the complaint says. Some of the information came from his unauthorized use of a restricted law enforcement database, authorities said. He claimed, according to the complaint, that he knew many of them.

Valle is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

He is also charged with one count of intentionally and knowingly accessing a computer without authorization and exceeding his authorized access for allegedly using police computers to locate potential victims, officials said.

Valle was suspended from the police force after his arrest.

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