Valle’s conviction was later overturned.
The father-of-one tells Inside Edition he does “on occasion” visit the websites “because there’s nothing illegal, there’s nothing wrong with that. What I do at home is my business.”
“It’s not a crime to fantasize about people you know,” he says. “It’s not a crime to fantasize about committing crimes against people you know. It’s action. There were no actions taken, period.”
Valle, who was a former NYPD officer, is set to release a new book, Raw Deal: The Untold Story of NYPD’s Cannibal Cop, which describes the series of events leading up to his ex-wife discovering his secret online chats about his sexual fantasies, as well as what transpired after.
In an excerpt from his book obtained by Inside Edition, Valle wrote he had used his wife’s computer after his stopped working. She installed spyware after suspecting that he was having an affair.
“This, of course, led to her finding the kind of pornography I was really looking at, and eventually all the chats that went along with the secret fantasy life I was living,” he wrote.
He continued, writing, “It was not that I thought anything was wrong with me; I was just aroused by certain things, just like everyone else. Just because my template was different didn’t mean I thought that it was a big problem. I would never harm anyone in real life, so why did I care what turned me on?”