Cannibalism-probe man in court
A British nurse whose name emerged as part of an international investigation into cannibalism will appear in court today charged with sex offences and attempting to poison someone.
Dale Bolinger, 57, formerly from Canterbury in Kent, faces 11 counts in connection with activity over the internet between him and several people.
Kent Police said an investigation was launched earlier this year as a result of liaison with FBI officers in America, 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.
In September, 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. Bolinger has been bailed to appear at Canterbury Magistrates Court for his first appearance.