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Porn star Ron Jeremy enlisted to snag Luka Magnotta

Fellow animal activists Barbi Twins, Rescue Ink tried for sting.
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Adult film actors Ron Jeremy, left, Kirsten Price and Lily LaBeau present during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards on Jan. 21, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/AFP/Getty Images)

A year before the worldwide manhunt, gory snuff video and murder charges, porn star Ron Jeremy plotted to help arrest alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta, The Canadian Press reported today.

In an interview with the 59-year-old adult film veteran, Jeremy told CP that Playboy models Sia and Shane Barbi wanted to orchestrate a sting operation.

This was when Magnotta was connected to online videos showing a man killing kittens – by suffocating them and feeding them to a snake.

It had animal-rights activists frothing, including the Barbi Twins and the stars of the reality TV series Rescue Ink.

A year later, police arrested Magnotta for murder.

However, before that, the Barbi Twins enlisted Jeremy to call Magnotta — who fashioned himself online as a male model and gay porn actor — and invite him to audition for a movie.

Once there, the activists would confront Magnotta and turn him over to police.

“It’s like an episode from some TV show,” Jeremy told the news service. “The (guy) comes to the set with lube in one hand and his schmeckle in the other thinking he has a job, and the cops tackle him to the ground.

“That’s good for the movies," said Jeremy, who has appeared in PETA campaigns. "That doesn’t work in real life.”

Jeremy pulled out at the last second, saying he didn’t want to leave himself hanging.

More from GlobalPost: ‘Canadian Psycho’ Magnotta pleads not guilty

Magnotta, 29, is currently in a Canadian jail facing first-degree murder charges.

He’s the only suspect in the murder of Jun Lin, a 33-year-old Chinese exchange student studying in Montreal; police suspect they were lovers.

Magnotta is accused of killing, dismembering, eating and defiling Lin’s corpse, recording the entire act and posting video online.

He allegedly fled to Paris from Montreal before German police arrested him in Berlin.

The case garnered worldwide attention after two Canadian political parties and two Canadian schools received Lin’s body parts in the mail.

His head was found in a Montreal park just recently, The Associated Press said.

“It had been there for quite some time, but we won’t go into details, partly out of respect for the family and friends of the victim,” Montreal police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux told the AP. “What is important is what we were looking for has been found and the rest of the investigation can continue.”

More from GlobalPost: Head belongs to Jun Lin, police say

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