Former NYPD officer dubbed 'cannibal cop' pens horror novel
NEW YORK - A former New York City police officer whose bizarre online exchanges about kidnapping and eating women landed him behind bars and earned him tabloid infamy as the "cannibal cop" has penned a horror novel.
Gilberto Valle was convicted in 2013 of kidnapping conspiracy, but the judge threw out the verdict. He was instead sentenced to time served on a lower-level charge of using a restricted law enforcement database to secretly look up personal information about women he knew. He was also fired from the NYPD. He argued the women were never in danger and it was a sexual fetish.
According to the Daily News , his book, "A Gathering of Evil" was released Jan. 4 and is about sadists who kidnap two young New Yorkers. He says it's very graphic.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Top players, amateurs flock to 30th annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Hundreds of prom dresses donated to high school girls
2 Make a Difference: Dash for Deaf Kids
Homeowners welcomed home to sewage surprise soaking their floors
Officials: Woman found tied up, shot to death inside Zachary home