Cop with can­ni­bal tastes kills ‘will­ing vic­tim’

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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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