Recently, two men charged with violent crimes such as plotting to kidnap, rape and kill a woman claimed the alleged plot was merely fictitious and part of an Internet fantasy site exchange.
One of the men charged is a 22-year-old from Trenton. The other is a 28-year-old New York City police officer. Police claim the Trenton man paid the cop $5,000 to kidnap a woman and deliver her to the Trenton man's home where she would be sexually assaulted and then murdered.
An attorney representing the police officer said the Trenton man is being used to prop up a "weak" case against her client. She further claims the arrest of the Trenton man was made in order to prevent him from testifying in court.
She believes his testimony would exonerate her client because both men are said to take part in online sexual fantasy activity in which they discuss horrific fantasy acts they say they have no plans to carry out. Rape and cannibalism are among the "fantasy" acts reportedly discussed by those who interact on the site.
According to papers filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in addition to being accused of agreeing to pay the police officer to kidnap and deliver a woman to him, the Trenton man, an auto mechanic, reportedly admitted to emailing others online about kidnapping, raping and murdering women and children.
Additional FBI papers revealed an email from the officer to the auto mechanic stated the officer would find it difficult to restrain himself after knocking the would-be victim unconscious, but he noted, "I am aspiring to be a professional kidnapper and that's business."
The officer was previously charged with using a law-enforcement database in plotting to kidnap, rape, kill and eat women. He then claimed involvement in sexual fantasies with no plans to carry out any such acts.
Clearly the two men face serious potential punishments if they're found guilty of the crimes of which they're accused.
Source: dailyrecord.com, "Trenton man arrested in NY police cannibalism case," Jan. 6, 2012
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