Two more people are under arrest in connection with the so-called "Cannibal Cop", Gilberto Valle, the ex-NYPD officer convicted of conspiring to cook and eat women.
60-year old Christopher Asch was arrested at his
Greenwich Village home, and was charged with conspiracy to commit
kidnapping. He was initially removed from his job as a librarian at Stuyvesant High School for improperly touching male students.
Asch was charged criminally, but the case was subsequently dismissed and sealed.
A second person, Richard Meltz, was arrested Sunday in Rockaway, New Jersey.
He is chief of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Service,
based in Bedford, Massachusetts, and a former Sussex County, New Jersey
law enforcement officer.
Valle was convicted last month of
conspiring to kidnap women, then cook, kill and eat them. He faces life
in prison when he is sentenced June 19 - his first wedding anniversary.
Authorities say Asch is quoted in the criminal complaint
discussing kidnapping, killing and eating women and children, at one
point calling it an "exciting proposition."