A Texas man browsing the Dark Web was arrested after allegedly laying out his plans to kill, rape, and cannibalize an undercover officer’s teen daughter.
Arrested in a sting operation, authorities said it all started when Alexander Nathan Barter, 21, posted a listing asking if anyone would willfully subject themselves to his necrophilia and cannibalism and provided two encrypted email addresses to contact him. An agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety reached out to Barter and offered his young daughter as his victim, according to KTRE.
“Nice! I’m in East Texas. How old is your daughter? Can we kill her?” Barter allegedly said in an email to the officer.
“I’m not going to change my mind about this. I really want to do this.”
Barter is accused of sending subsequent emails where he laid out his plans to meet the pair for a hiking trip before he would take the girl to a hotel in Joaquin where he would carry out his sinister plans. He also told the officer to purchase a burner phone and new clothes and claim his daughter had run away when he returns to Florida.
People reported that authorities arrested Barter on October 19 after they traced the emails back to him. Barter was reportedly arrested as he headed to meet the officer—and was in possession of a knife and a plastic trash bag.
An affidavit stated that Barter admitted to sending the emails in addition to the Dark Web posting.
Barter was charged with first-degree criminal solicitation, second-degree attempted capital murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit capital murder, and second-degree attempted sexual performance of a child. He’s currently jailed on an undisclosed amount of bail.
[Featured Image: Alexander Barter/Shelby County Sheriff’s Office]