‘Cannibal’ nurse jailed nine years after plotting to behead and eat teen
He had planned to behead and eat 14-year-old "Eva" whom he had met on the website Dark Fetish Network (DFN).
But Dale Bolinger never went through with it, saying he "came to his senses".
Despite that, Bolinger, 58, was convicted of to meet a minor under the age of 16 following sexual grooming. He was jailed today for the 11 offences.
A judge said his behaviour was "abhorrent, shocking and dangerous" and sentenced him to nine years in prison.
Bolinger, an American national, had bought an axe in Kent, England, the day before meeting the girl, who was said to be living in Germany. He told her about the sexual acts he was going to perform on her and described how he was going to murder her.
Yet the Mexican girl still wanted to meet, British newspaper Mirror reported.
The FBI in New York had come across Internet chats, in which Bolinger discussed beheading and eating women and girls.
His online profile "Chris C" listed his interests as “cannibalism, mainly the hunting and preparation of young but sometimes not so young women”.
Bolinger, a nurse, blamed his domineering mother for his "weird behaviour", claiming he had already wondered what it would be like to eat a girl when he was 14.
He never spoke about his fantasies to his wife of 34 years, Rosemary, or their children, because he felt ashamed.
Defence counsel Paul Jarvis said Bolinger’s family had deserted him and there was “little to look forward to bar advancing years”.
Sources: The Guardian, Mirror