Canterbury Cannibal Dale Bollinger has been moved out of a prison and into a unit for sex offenders, according to reports in the US.
The 62-year-old nurse was living at Davidson Road off Westgate Court Avenue when he was convicted of planning to rape, kill and eat a girl aged 14.
Canterbury Crown Court heard that he used the email firstname.lastname@example.org and took a photograph of himself posing with an axe he had bought for killing the child.
The Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise in Nebraska is reporting that Bollinger has been moved from the state’s Washington County Jail to a 120-room treatment centre for sex offenders.
County Attorney Scott Vander Schaaf told the newspaper: “The public can rest assured, however, that Mr Bollinger is not currently a danger to the community and this his present location is known to state and county officials.
“The State of Nebraska and Washington County will continue to monitor Mr Bollinger to ensure that local residents remain safe and secure.”
After a four-day trial at Canterbury Crown Court in July 2014, Bollinger was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following sexual grooming.
He also pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children, and seven counts of publishing an obscene article.
The court heard he had chatted with the teenager he planned to eat on a website called the Dark Fetish Network.
Bollinger was jailed for nine years. A US citizen, he was deported to America after serving three years.
He arrived in the US and registered as a sex offender living near the town of Blair in eastern Nebraska on January 4.
Police took him into custody on January 12, but refused to provide reasons for their actions. On Thursday, authorities in Washington County confirmed Bollinger had been moved to the sex offender treatment centre.