From Lori Handrahan
Gilberto Valle, a 30 year old now former New York City police officer whose on-line name was Girlmeat Hunter, was convicted in March of 2013 of conspiracy to kidnap and illegal access of a federal government database. As a police officer Valle had engaged in on-line arrangements with a man who offered Valle his 3 year old stepdaughter as a sex slave and his two nieces, age 7 and 9, for rape. Valle also discussed plans to murder his wife, saying he would tie up her feet, slit her throat and watch the blood rush from her body.
Valle’s wife had installed spyware on their home computer and discovered his on-line activity. She gave the computer to the FBI and fled the state with their one year old baby. Valle’s computer was “loaded with crime-scene pictures of dead and mutilated women, twisted images of women being tortured and sexually assaulted.”
Valle illegally accessed the encrypted National Crime Information Database to research kidnapping targets. He had over 100 potential victims including names, photos, birth dates and bra sizes. Valle claimed, in chat sessions, that he was “drafting and revising an operation plan to abduct and cook an identified woman.” He had a file called “Abducting and Cooking: A Blueprint” and had downloaded chloroform recipes to subdue his victims.
In one on-line chat Valle said “I am aspiring to be a professional kidnapper.” A “client” asked Valle to kidnap and deliver a woman to be raped and murdered. Valle agreed to do so for $5,000 and said, “Just so that you know, she may be knocked out when I get her to you. I don’t know how long the solvent I am using will last but I have to knock her out to get her out of her apartment safely.” When the “client” tried to lower the price Valle said “I really need the money.” The “client” wrote “Just make sure she doesn’t die before I get her.”
Despite all this, last week Valle walked free. Judge Paul Gardephe overturned the 2013 conviction and gave Valle a misdemeanor charge and released him on time-served, twenty-one months, and one year supervised release. Prosecutors plan to appeal the decision. As for former New York City Police Officer Valle, he plans to become a criminal defense attorney and pursue visitation rights of his 3 year old daughter.
Gilberto Valle is Not the Exception
The extent of child rape, increasingly of very young children, in order to produce child porn has reached crisis levels in America.
American children are being trafficked, often by their own relatives, for sex abuse, and video or live-streaming production of that abuse, in staggering numbers.
But that is not the headline.
The headline is respected members of our communities appear to be heavily engaged as producers and consumers of child porn and all too often they, and not our children, are being protected.
I’ve been particularly concerned about men, and some women, in powerful positions in our national security structures. My argument has been the apparent numbers engaged in child porn compromises the security of our homeland.
In this article I overview the scope of state and local police who have been arrested for their participation in America’s criminal child porn industry. My next article will examine federal law enforcement.
What happens when child sex abuse is reported to a police officer who is engaged in the child porn industry?
Read the rest of Lori's excellent article here.