A male NHS nurse with a cannibalism fetish has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl after sexually grooming her and promising to behead and eat her.
Dale Bolinger, 58, bought an axe from a DIY store in Broadstairs, Kent, the day before he planned to meet the girl, who 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.
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, Bolinger was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following sexual grooming, after three hours of deliberation by jurors.
In online chats, Bolinger, a father-of-three, told “Eva’: “The idea of us making love and then eating you is a VERY great turn on!
“I have been called a very generous lover and I would be very generous to you before I prepped you for the table.”
The night before their meeting, Bolinger — who worked as a registered nurse at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate — told her: “Got the axe, you ready to get that train?”
But jurors heard that “Eva”, whose true identity has never been uncovered, failed to show up at Ashford International Station as planned.
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 one count of making indecent pseudo photographs of children, as well as seven counts of publishing an obscene article.
Judge Adele Williams adjourned sentencing to September 19 after asking for a psychiatric and a pre-sentence report to be prepared to “assess the level of risk the defendant poses to the public”.
Prosecutor Martin Yale told the trial that internet chats involving Bolinger on the Dark Fetish Network site about beheading and eating women and girls were discovered by the FBI in New York.
Investigators found the email address email@example.com was being used in Kent and Bolinger was arrested after the information was passed to Kent Police.
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