'Cannibal Cop' Case: British Nurse Charged

'Cannibal Cop' Case: British Nurse Charged

A British nurse who was investigated as part of an international investigation into cannibalism has been charged with sex offences and attempting to poison someone.

Dale Bolinger, from Canterbury, Kent, is charged with 11 counts related to alleged internet activity.

Police began investigating the 57-year-old when the FBI opened a case against Gilberto Valle.

The former New York police officer, 28, was convicted earlier this year of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women.

A court in the US heard he had discussed cannibalism with a British man on an obscene fetish website.

Bolinger had been on police bail since he was arrested in February on suspicion of committing conspiracy offences.

After his arrest, he said he had written "stupid things" online because it was "funny", adding that his involvement was "fantasy".

Bolinger is charged with one count of attempting to administer poison, two counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child, one count of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following sexual grooming and seven counts of publishing an obscene article.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 2010 and February this year.

Bolinger is due to appear before Canterbury Magistrates' Court on November 8.

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