Cop with cannibal tastes kills ‘willing victim’
DRESDEN: A German police officer who has expressed fantasies about cannibalism killed and mutilated a man he met on the internet, according to prosecutors.
The officer, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in custody in the eastern state of Saxony, has admitted to committing the crime on November 4, shortly after making online contact with his 59-year-old victim.
Though there is no concrete evidence to suggest the officer engaged in cannibalism in this instance, prosecutors told journalists that he has repeatedly expressed the desire to eat other human beings since adolescence.
The 55-year-old suspect, who worked as a police officer at Saxony’s Office of Criminal Investigation, is said to have delivered a fatal knife wound to the victim’s throat, subsequently taking up to five hours to cut his victim’s body into pieces.
The 59- year- old victim is said to have entered into the agreement willingly. Prosecutors told journalists that the victim had been searching the internet for like-minded people who wanted to live out violent fantasies including torture that included sex.
Despite admitting to the murder, the police officer denied the crime had been sexually motivated.
A special committee is investigating the incident. – Sapa-DPA
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