Gilberto Valle, the police officer who was arrested in a bizarre plot to kidnap women and then rape and cook them, was in court yesterday for his third bail hearing. However, prosecutors made sure Valle remained behind bars, by revealing that he wanted to kidnap a woman for Thanksgiving—and eat some "girl meat."
Prosecutor Hadassa Waxman said that Valle told a co-conspirator, “I’m planning on getting some girl meat" in an instant message conversation. From the Post:
Alleged co-conspirator: “Really? Tell me more.”
Valle: “This November, for Thanksgiving. It’s a long way off, but I’m getting the plan in motion now. She’s not a volunteer. She has to be abducted. I know where she lives. I will grab her from her house.”
Valle is accused of monitoring potential women to kidnap, even utilizing the National Crime Information Center database (which he wasn't authorized to use), compiling a list of 100 possible victims.
One of his alleged victims—the one he was "thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus&cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible"—remains in fear that Valle will get bail, but his lawyer, public defender Julia Gatto, insisted it was just “deviant sexual talk” and said her client was in a weird subculture like those “Star Trek geeks and science-fiction movie guys who dress up and go to conventions."
Gatto also said Valle would never have actually kidnapped or killed and then eaten any of the women, but Waxman said, "He absolutely would have committed the crimes that we’re talking about."
Gatto proposed bail for Valle, who described himself in an OKCupid profile as "not picky," that included house arrest with a GPS monitor and no access to the Internet, but Federal Court Judge Paul Gardephe refused, “There has been nothing rational about this case. It is depraved, bizarre, aberrational and, as of now, entirely unexplained, particularly for someone who is a law-enforcement officer."