Former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle was dubbed the “Cannibal Cop” after he was arrested in 2012 for allegedly planning to abduct, kill, and eat 100 women including his wife. Valle served 21 months in jail for his crimes before a judge overturned the ruling noting that the “Cannibal Cop” was guilty of nothing more than sick online role-playing. The judge ruled that Valle was simply role-playing on a cannibalism forum and that he posed no real danger to society so should be released. While many expected Gilberto’s reputation to be ruined with women, the former cop says that he has dozens of female fans that have been contacting him through social media following his release. He says he has even taken a few of them on dates in New York City.
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The Daily Mail reports that the “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle has had no problem jumping back into the dating scene despite the infamy surrounding his cannibal fantasies. Valle was married at the time of his arrest but has since been divorced as it was revealed his former wife was one of the women mentioned in his abduction fantasy involving her death and the ultimate consumption of her body.
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At the time of his arrest, police reveal that Valle had kept a “target list” of nearly 100 women on his computer. The list contained their addresses, names and even photographs. In addition to the list, Valle also reportedly had searched abduction methods, which police found alarming. Meanwhile, conversations Valle had on a cannibalism forum seemingly indicated he planned to abduct, kill, and eat the women on his list.
Valle says that he hasn’t seen his wife or four-year-old daughter since the day his wife went to police with the disturbing details. Despite the loss of his wife and child, Valle says his love life is not suffering. The “Cannibal Cop” says that he has dozens of female fans on social media and that he has even taken a few of them out on dates in New York City.
According to the New York Post, Valle claims that immediately upon release from prison in 2014, he had lines of women waiting speak with him. Valle says the messages came in on social media with women congratulating him on the overturned conviction and claiming they were “happy” to see he was released.
“They would say things like, ‘I’m really happy you prevailed’ and ‘Hope you’re doing well,’ Many reached out because they are interested in my case. I started chatting more with a few of them and eventually asked some on dates.”
Valle says that with so much information about his case out in the public, he has no issues with answering questions from the women online. He notes that a few of the conversations have led to dates and that one woman from out of state came to the city to visit him. Therefore, he says they did a lot of touristy stuff together like visiting the Empire State Building since it was her first visit to the Big Apple.
He notes that he felt really comfortable with his latest date as she was very sympathetic about his plight. He says she only brought the incident up once in conversation by noting she thought the whole thing was “nonsense.”
” [She] brought up what happened once and said she thought the whole thing was nonsense and everyone has their own things they’re into and shouldn’t be prosecuted or judged for it. It was nice to feel that comfortable with someone again.”
Valle says that in addition to dating, he is working on a tell-all book that will delve “really deep” into his proclivities. He says the book will start in his childhood and progress to his teen years, when he first started watching bondage porn. Valle says it was that bondage porn that led him to the cannibalism forums.
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Valle wouldn’t go into further detail about his upcoming book but maintains his innocence, noting he never would have acted on his fantasies.
“People don’t have to like what I am into sexually, but the issue here is that an innocent person was thrown in prison for his thoughts. I spent 21 months in prison for a crime I didn’t and never would commit.”
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