[HR][/HR] October 25, 2012 [h=1]Officer Held in Plot to Cook Women and Eat Them[/h] [h=6]By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN[/h] The police officer referred to the woman as Victim-1, recording details like her date of birth, height, weight and bra size. He made note of certain materials, like chloroform and rope. And then the officer, Gilberto Valle, a six-year veteran of the New York Police Department, saved the document in his computer, entitling the file, â€œAbducting and Cooking (Victim-1): A Blueprint.â€ In one of the most disturbing and unusual arrests involving a police officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents took Officer Valle into custody on Wednesday, after they uncovered several of his plots to kidnap women, including one whom he threatened to cook and eat. â€œI was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus,â€ he wrote to a co-conspirator in one electronic communication intercepted by law enforcement authorities. â€œCook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.â€ When the colleague asked how big the officerâ€™s oven was, Officer Valle replied, â€œBig enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs.â€ The criminal complaint suggests that Officer Valle, who worked in the 26th Precinct in Manhattan and lives in Forest Hills, Queens, never followed through on any of the acts he is accused of discussing. He was charged with federal kidnapping conspiracy, and was expected to appear in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon. Officer Valle, 28, is married. â€œThe allegations in the complaint really need no description from us,â€ Mary E. Galligan, the F.B.I.â€™s acting assistant director, said in a statement. â€œThey speak for themselves. It would be an understatement merely to say Valleâ€™s own words and actions were shocking.â€ The evidence consists largely of e-mails and instant messages in which he was â€œdiscussing plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women,â€ according to the complaint, which describes two separate episodes in which Officer Valle discussed abducting women. In each case it appears that the women knew the officer vaguely. And in at least one case, the officer gained access to the National Crime Information Center to get information about a third woman. In an episode in February, Officer Valle sent an online message to another unnamed person in which he offered to kidnap a woman on the personâ€™s behalf for a price: â€œ$5,000 and she is all yours,â€ the officer wrote, according to the complaint. â€œJust so that you know, she may be knocked out when I get her to you,â€ Officer Valle wrote, according to the criminal complaint. â€œI donâ€™t know how long the solvent I am using will last but I have to knock her out to get her out of her apartment safely.â€ Officer Valle appeared to be under the impression that the person he was communicating with intended to rape the woman, according to the criminal complaint. â€œShe will be alive,â€ he wrote. â€œItâ€™s a short drive to you. I think I would rather not get involved in the rape. You paid for her. She is all yours and I donâ€™t want to be tempted the next time I abduct a girl.â€ Officer Valle also wrote that he would not budge on his $5,000 price: â€œLike I said this is very risky and will ruin my life if I am caught.â€ While the complaint does not identify the woman in question, F.B.I. agents later learned that cellphone tracking devices indicated that Officer Valle had made or received phone calls on the block in Manhattan where the woman lived. When an F.B.I. agent interviewed the woman, she said she did not know Officer Valle well. In a search of the officerâ€™s computer, federal investigators discovered â€œfiles pertaining to at least 100 women,â€ according to the complaint. â€œThe F.B.I. has identified and interviewed 10 of these women, each of whom has confirmed to the F.B.I. that Valle is known to her,â€ the complaint said. In the search, federal agents also discovered the document Officer Valle had created that appeared to be a â€œblueprintâ€ for â€œabducting and cookingâ€ the woman he referred to as Victim-1, according to the complaint, which redacts the name of the victim. On July 19, Officer Valle sent an instant message to the co-conspirator, indicating that he was meeting with the intended victim three days later, according to the complaint. The victim, who was interviewed in October by the F.B.I., said she had met the officer that day â€œat a restaurant for lunch,â€ according to the complaint. What happened during or after the lunch was not disclosed.