A jury has convicted so-called “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle of all charges in a scheme to abduct, kill and cook women.
Valle, 28, of Forest Hills, worked in the NYPD’s 26th Precinct in Manhattan. He faces 25 years to life when sentenced in federal court on June 19.
The jury began deliberations last Thursday.
Valle was accused of scheming online to kidnap, rape and kill women, including his wife and some female acquaintances.
In at least one case he met with a woman he had written about online, and in another his cell phone records indicated he made a phone call from the block on which a woman he wrote about lived.
In another instance he was accused of offering to kidnap a specific woman and deliver her to a third party. He promised the woman would be alive so that the third party could rape and torture her.
He also was accused of unlawfully accessing a national law enforcement computer registry to gather information of potential victims.
Valle’s wife was the first one to alert authorities to his activities after discovering computer files in which she and some of their female friends were mentioned and pictured.
In some cases Valle had information on his targets including their addresses, phone numbers, occupations and physical descriptions including bra sizes.
The defense argued from the time of Valle’s arrest last fall that the online entries were strictly fetish fantasies on which he had no intention of ever acting.