Man plotted to kill and eat children
A man living in the United States who plotted to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children has been jailed for nearly 27 years.
Geoffrey Portway was sentenced to 26 years and eight months, 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.
Portway was born in Britain. He 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.
Many conversations were accompanied by the trading of child pornography, including images of children known to them, accompanied by discussions of the desire to sexually abuse, murder and eat them.