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English man convicted for attempting to kill, eat girl now lives in US

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 09:57:59-05

A sex offender who was convicted in England after he attempted to meet, kill and eat a teenager has moved to Blair, Nebraska.

Dale Bolinger, 62, has been taken to a county jail, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Residents in Blair have been concerned about the man is known in England as the "Canterbury Cannibal." Dale Bolinger, 62, was convicted in 2014 in Canterbury, England, of attempting to meet the girl for grooming and to make child porn.

"The sheriff and I have been closely involved with the Bolinger situation," Washington County Attorney Scott Vander Schaaf said in a statement. "We want to inform the citizens of Washington County that law enforcement and the county attorney's office know the location of Mr. Bolinger and you can rest assured that he not a threat to the community at this time."

Throughout the United Kingdom, newspapers like the Daily Mail and Kent Online painted a horrific picture of the crimes. Reports said Bolinger tried to meet a 14-year-old girl to rape, behead her and eat her after allegedly spending hours on fetish websites and buying an axe one day before trying to meet the girl.

Last week, he registered as a Nebraska sex offender and listed his address at a home near Blair. 

Sylvia Kasper lives in the neighborhood and said she's worried about the safety of the kids she watches.

"It's making my heart race. It's scary, considering I have a small daycare, and now I really have to watch and keep doors locked," Kasper said.

Washington County Sheriff's Department is actively patrolling the area, and have done one compliance check with Bolinger.  He was recently released by U.K. authorities, is a U.S. citizen. 

Neighbors said they want people to know what's going on and want him out.

The Nebraska State Patrol said they can't stop a person legally in the country from living in the state, and that if a person meets the sex offender criteria, they must register.