Nurse charged in cannibal probe

A British nurse whose name emerged as part of an international investigation into cannibalism has been charged with sex offences and attempting to poison someone.

Ex-US officer and Brit 'discussed cannibalism online'

A court in the US heard that former New York police officer Gilberto Valle had discussed cannibalism with a British man on an obscene fetish website.

British nurse Dale Bolinger said after he was arrested that he had written "stupid things" online because it was "funny" and his involvement was "fantasy".

Kent police said the sex offence charges against Bolinger came after a joint investigation between UK and US officers.

The charges follow an extensive Kent Police investigation into alleged conspiracy offences in both the UK and the USA.

– KENT POLICE spokeswoman

Nurse faces sex charges after cannibalism probe

A British nurse has been charged with sex offences and attempting to poison someone after his name emerged as part of an international investigation into cannibalism.

Dale Bolinger, 57, formerly from Canterbury, Kent, is charged with 11 counts in connection with activity over the internet between him and several people.

An investigation was initiated earlier this year after a liaison between Kent police and officers from the FBI, who were investigating offences of conspiracy to kidnap and murder by Gilberto Valle, 28, a former New York police officer.

Bolinger was arrested on February 21 on suspicion of committing conspiracy offences and has been on police bail until today.

He was charged with one count of attempting to administer poison to someone, 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 occurred between 2010 and February 21 this year.

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