NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has been convicted of conspiracy.
The jury in what the tabloids dubbed the "Cannibal Cop" case reached the verdict Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.
The FBI arrested 28-year-old Officer Gilberto Valle last year based on a tip by his now-estranged wife.
Prosecutors said Valle plotted with others he met on fetish websites to abduct, torture and eat women he knew, including his wife.
Valle's lawyers said he was just fantasizing and had no intention of harming anyone.
He also was found guilty of accessing a national crime database.
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