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2 men busted in alleged plot to kidnap, rape and kill women and children

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Evidence bins are removed from the apartment of Christopher Asch in Greenwich Village. (Erica Pitzi/PIX11 News)

'Cannibal cop' may take the stand

Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle

Two men have been arrested in what authorities say was a sickening plot to kidnap, torture, rape and kill women, children and even babies, authorities said.

The men came to the attention of investigators as part of the Cannibal Cop probe that led to the arrest and eventually conviction of NYPD Gilberto Valle.

Christopher Asch, 61, a former librarian at Stuyvesant High School, and Richard Meltz, 65, a police chief at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Bedford, Mass., are charged in the federal criminal complaint, which spans two years.

FBI agents carried bins with evidence from Asch’s apartment in Greenwich Village Monday morning.

Updates later, and full report on the PIX11 News at 5.