A Texas man is accused of using the dark web for something especially dark, allegedly posting that he wanted help finding an underage girl so he could kill and eat her.
Alexander Nathan Barter, 21, was arrested Friday after an undercover sting uncovered his alleged cannibalistic plans, according to news station KTRE in Lufkin, Texas.
Barter allegedly posted on the dark web seeking someone who would allow him to commit necrophilia and cannibalism, according to that report. In the post, he allegedly included two encrypted email addresses for contacting purposes. He did receive at least one email: from an undercover agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to KTRE. The agent then posed as someone interested in offering his daughter to Barter.
“Nice! I’m in East Texas. How old is your daughter? Can we kill her?” he wrote, according to an affidavit cited by KTRE. Over a series of emails and over a series of weeks, Barter allegedly told the agent he would like to bring his daughter to a hotel in Joaquin where he could assault, kill and eat the remains of the young girl. The affidavit also revealed that Barter allegedly instructed the undercover agent to pick up a burner phone and some new clothes to wear after the murder and to tell everyone that his daughter had run away from home.
“I’m not going to change my mind about this. I really want to do this,” Barter allegedly wrote.
On Friday, the day Barter was allegedly supposed to meet up with the man to take, kill and eat his daughter, Barter walked outside to see a bunch of police officers outside his home. They arrested him on criminal solicitation, criminal attempt and conspiracy to commit capital murder and related charges. No bond has been set for him, yet.
“The dark web, and the individuals that operate there, pose an increasing threat to the safety of our children. Technology has eliminated the barrier of distance for these sorta [sic] of activities,” Shelby County District Attorney Stephen Shires said in a statement, according to Shelby County Today.
He encouraged parents to be vigilant about their children’s activities.
[Photo: Shelby County Sheriff’s Office]
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