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Gilberto Valle

American police officer who was convicted and then acquitted of conspiracy to commit kidnapping


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Gilberto Valle III is a former officer with the New York City Police Department who was convicted of conspiracy to kidnap based on his communications in online fetish chat rooms. Valle was arrested after his wife discovered conversations with other users in which he made detailed plans to abduct, torture, rape, kill, and cannibalize real women in his life, including her. The case drew widespread attention for its unusual nature — Valle was dubbed the "Cannibal Cop" — and for adjudicating the legal issue of whether describing criminal activity constitutes criminal intent.

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