U.S., New York - Federal authorities say a New York City police officer plotted to kidnap women, rape and torture them and then cook and eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle, 28, was arrested Wednesday and is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday.
According to a criminal complaint, the FBI intercepted emails from Valle to an unidentified co-conspirator "discussing plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women."
The complaint says Valle kept files on his computer about more than 100 women, containing a photo and address for each, CBS New York reports. Valle allegedly researched methods of "disabling and drugging women, and agreeing with at least one other individual to kidnap a woman in exchange for a sum of money."
No women were actually harmed.
According to CBS New York, Valle allegedly told a co-conspirator his oven was "big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs." He also wrote "I can just show up at her home unannounced... I can knock her out."
"I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus... cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible," Valle allegedly wrote.
The New York Police Department patrolman lives in Queens. He had been assigned to a Manhattan precinct before being suspended Wednesday.