Google can answer most things and a New York policeman accused of plotting cannibalism made full use, with queries including “human meat recipes” and “best rope to tie someone,” his trial heard Monday.
Prosecutors wrapped up their case against Gilberto Valle, 28, with testimony from the FBI agent who scoured the accused’s computers for hundreds of sick downloads that the government says prove a conspiracy to kidnap women for rape, torture — and eating.
The jury was shown disturbing images from fetish websites of women being burned and prepared for cooking — or at least simulations of this — and was told by FBI Special Agent Stephen Flatly about other searches Valle allegedly made to help his cannibal plans.
These also included “what to look for in human meat,” and “white slavery.”
Valle, a six year police veteran who was studying for promotion to sergeant, faces life in prison if convicted on the kidnap conspiracy charge. He is also charged with illegally accessing the police database, which prosecutors allege was used to investigate potential kidnap victims.