(LONDON GUARDIAN) An NHS nurse has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl he had sexually groomed and promised to kill and eat in a case that began with a tipoff from the FBI.

Dale Bolinger, 58, sat in the dock with his head bowed was found guilty after a four-day trial at Canterbury crown court and did not react as jurors delivered their verdict on a charge of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following sexual grooming.

Bolinger chatted with the teenager, a Mexican girl known as “Eva” said to be living in Germany, on a website called the Dark Fetish Network. The father of three told her: “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.”

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