(New York, New York) Federal prosecutors preparing the case against so-called ‘Cannibal Cop’ Gilberto Valle said one of his 100, potential victims was a Catholic High School softball player in Queens.
The stunning revelation came during a pre-trial hearing, when the judge read a prosecution letter in open court, talking about an 18 year old former student from Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, who was being eyed by Valle, during e-mail conversations with one of his cannibalism cohorts. “The most desirable piece of meat I have ever met,” Valle allegedly e-mailed his pal. “She is a must-have.”
The student, who graduated in 2012, was identified in court but PIX 11 has decided to keep her name confidential. Valle also graduated from Archbishop Molloy about ten years before, and he had visited his alma mater a short time before writing the e-mail about the softball player.
Prosecutors want to submit cell phone records as evidence, indicating that Valle made calls on May 5th, 2012, that were picked up by a cell phone tower 600-700 yards from Molloy High School.
May 5th was a Saturday, and prosecutors believe Valle thought there was softball practice that day.
Officer Gilberto Valle, once a cop in Manhattan’s 26th Precinct, has been held in federal custody since late October, when he was charged with conspiracy to kidnap women, in a sick plot to kill and then eat them.
Valle’s defense team will reportedly argue that he suffers from a condition called paraphilia, which causes people to get aroused by extreme and unusual fantasies.
Valle entered court smiling broadly when he saw his father, managing to flash a “thumbs up”– even though his wrists were shackled. Instead of wearing navy, police blues—he was dressed in a dark blue prison uniform.
Outside court, when PIX 11 asked Gilberto Valle, Sr. how his son is doing, the father responded, “”He’s very strong, he’s holding up. I’m very proud of him.” When PIX asked if he believed the charges against his son, he replied, “Not at all.”
A jury of six men and six women has already been selected for the trial, and jurors were asked to fill out a questionnaire, seeking their views on a wide variety of sexual practices.
Defense attorneys convinced the judge to throw out a couple of items prosecutors wanted to use as evidence. One was a Youtube video sent to Valle, showing a goat being slaughtered.
The other was an e-mail sent to Valle by a man called “Movie Blues”. The man claims that he once ate a five year old girl. The judge ruled this should not be allowed as evidence in the trial.
“There is no claim that Mr. Valle conspired to kidnap a five year old,” the judge said. “It would have an unfair, prejudicial effect on the defendant.”