Man jailed over plot to torture, eat child
British man admits planning to kidnap, torture and eat at least one child, using a sound-proof dungeon he built in his home in Massachusetts, is sentenced to nearly 27 years in US prison.PT1M6S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2tz4d 620 349 September 18, 2013
Worcester, Massachusetts: A British man who plotted to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children has been jailed for nearly 27 years in the US.
Geoffrey Portway was sentenced to 26 years and eight months today after US authorities found a dungeon, homemade child-sized coffin, butchering kit and torture tools in his home.
Portway, 40, of Worcester, Massachusetts, chatted online with other paedophiles and solicited their help in kidnapping a child with the intent of raping, killing and eating them.
The entrance to a basement dungeon in the house of would-be cannibal and child killer Geoffrey Portway. Photo: Reuters
Portway pleaded guilty in May to solicitation to kidnap a child and distribution and possession of child pornography.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the US district court in Worcester had to sentence him to a term between 216 and 327 months in prison, before he is deported.
The US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts has said that according to the agreed statement of facts, Portway engaged in numerous chats with many individuals about a mutual interest in abducting, raping, murdering and eating children.
A set of child's pyjamas and a box of syringes are shown in the Massachusetts home of would-be killer and cannibal Geoffrey Portway. Photo: Reuters
Many of these conversations were accompanied by the trading of child pornography. These chats also included images of children known to them, accompanied by discussions of the desire to sexually abuse, murder and eat them.
Portway solicited several people for their help in abducting a child, predominantly Michael Arnett, of Kansas.
Portway used Skype and other methods to communicate with Arnett, trading child pornography including images of injured, mutilated and dead children while chatting about the sexual abuse, rape, abduction, murder and cannibalism of children.
A child-sized homemade coffin found in the home of Geoffrey Portway. Photo: Reuters
Over months, he repeatedly solicited Arnett to kidnap a child for him, with the intent that Portway would ultimately rape, kill and eat the child.
The solicitations for help abducting a child included discussing real children, by name and photo, whom Arnett claimed to know and have access to.