Alexander Nathan Barter Shelby County, Texas man uses the dark web in plan to sexually assault, kill and eat young girl. Makes plan with parent who turns out to be federal agent.
Alexander Nathan Barter, 21, was arrested Friday after posting on the dark web looking for help to fulfill his necrophiliac and cannibalistic desires, KTRE reported.
An undercover agent posing as a parent responded and offered his underage daughter to Barter, with the 21 year old, ‘expressing interest,’ in raping and killing the girl.
Barter reportedly replied to the officer saying, ‘Nice! I’m in East Texas. How old is your daughter? Can we kill her?’
In a series of emails, via encrypted email addresses, Barter discussed a plan to meet the father-daughter duo and take the girl back to a Joaquin hotel. The suspect instructed the agent to return home after dropping off his daughter and report her missing to police.
‘I’m not going to change my mind about this. I really want to do this,’ the affidavit said Barter wrote on Oct. 15.
But as Barter was leaving his house for the meet-up, authorities arrested him outside his residence while carrying a plastic trash bag and knife.
Alexander Nathan Barter confesses to plan:
During the investigation, agents subpoenaed subscriber information and IP logs for the person having the username of the person making the plans with the undercover officer. Officers contacted the service provider, and ultimately made the connection to Barter, the affidavit says.
The 21-year-old allegedly confessed to discussing his plans online to kill, rape and cannibalize a minor.
Barter was booked at Shelby County Jail on charges including attempted capital murder and attempted sexual performance of a child.
Shelby County District Attorney Stephen Shires released a statement saying the incident was a ‘continued reminder that parents should always be vigilant and aware of what their children are doing on the internet.’
‘The dark web, and the individuals that operate there, pose a continued and increasing threat to the safety of our children,’ Shires said. ‘Jurisdiction, geography, and distance serve as a minimal, if any, impediment to some very terrible activities. In this matter, Law Enforcement mounted an effective and integrated effort to deal with this situation.’