Friday 27 April 2018

Male nurse jailed for sexually grooming girl (14) and plotting to behead and eat her

NHS nurse Dale Bolinger, who is due to be will be sentenced for attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl he sexually groomed online and promised to behead and eat. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
NHS nurse Dale Bolinger, who is due to be will be sentenced for attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl he sexually groomed online and promised to behead and eat. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Tom Pugh

An NHS nurse dubbed "the Canterbury Cannibal", who was convicted of sexual grooming after plotting to behead and eat a girl, has been jailed for nine years.

Dale Bolinger, 58, bought an axe from a DIY store in Broadstairs, Kent, the day before he tried to meet the 14-year-old, whom he groomed online.

He chatted with the teenager, a Mexican girl called "Eva" said to be living in Germany, on a website called the Dark Fetish Network (DFN).

In conversations, Bolinger described sex acts he wanted to perform on her and how he would murder her, which she said she wanted to happen.

After a four-day trial at Canterbury Crown Court in July, Bolinger was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following sexual grooming.

Before the trial, Bolinger admitted other charges, including administering a poison or noxious substance after he put a cloth soaked in dry cleaning fluid over his friend Urlene King's mouth in July 2010.

He also pleaded guilty to making indecent pseudo photographs of children, and seven counts of publishing an obscene article.

As he was jailed today for the 11 offences, a judge said his behaviour was "abhorrent, shocking and dangerous".

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