Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent Foils Cannibalism Act on Child

Alexander Nathan told an undercover agent that he wanted to eat a child.
Alexander Nathan told an undercover agent that he wanted to eat a child.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A Brevard County Sheriff’s Agent communicated and foiled the plans of a Texas man who was looking to try necrophilia and cannibalism.

The agent, who also works for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Task Force, had shocking conversations with Alexander Barter, 21, through encrypted email.

The emailing began after the agent noticed an unusual ad posted by Barter that read: “I’d like to try necrophilia and cannibalism and see how it feels to take a life,” Barter’s post read.

After reading this shocking post, the agent told the Shelby County, Texas resident that he had a daughter he could kill.

“I’m not into role-playing. I want to actually rape, kill and cannibalize her,” Barter stated as he accepted the offer.

Barter was arrested on October 19, 2018, by a team of Brevard County deputies who picked him up in Joaquin, Texas.

According to Sheriff Ivey, he showed up to their meeting with a knife and bags “to take the body parts out.”

Barter’s charges include attempted capital murder, criminal solicitation, attempted sexual performance of a child, and conspiracy to commit capital murder.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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