According to authorities, a Brition is sentenced 27 years of jail in US for plotting the rape, kill, kidnap and then eating a child.
Last year during a raid, agents found Geoffrey Portway’s Massachusetts’ home basement equipped with steel cage along with a home-made child-sized coffin.
The 40-year-old man spent many months discussing murder and kidnap online with the American, Michael Arnett.
Portway begged guilty to “soliciting” kidnap of one child and then possession and distribution of the child’s pornography.
On Monday his admission was a part of plea agreement, as told by the US Attorney’s Office. Under the conditions and terms, he has to serve in jail about 216 to 327 months before getting deported to UK.
Detectives told that Portway made use of programmes like Skype for communicating with Michael Arnett for several months and asking him to help with kidnap and to set out the age range he prefers.
According to them the conversation records revealed two men discussing real children, with the photo and name, those Arnett claimed he knew and had access to.
The documents of US court show that Portway solicited many people to help him obtain a child, and that includes Arnett, “The dungeon was described in detail by Portway in recovered chats as a place he intended to use to keep kidnapped children.”
Police believe that he started to make inquiries from as far back as 2010 and was also informed Arnett had helped others before with requests like these and had “experience” with abduction as well as sexual abuse of the children.
In the conversations at web, Portway boasted about his intentions to have the children locked in basement of their home, referencing to butchering kits, freezers, scalpels and also castration tools.
Detectives also got hold of material that showed that these men shared pornography along with images of mutilated, dead and injured children.
During the raid last year, the federal agents found a door in the basement that is locked and that led to another second door which opened in a dungeon that is lined with material that is sound-deadening and that contains a small-sized, makeshift coffin that has locking devices outside.
Nearby there was steel cage that had many locks and also a table top of steel with the rings of steel at about six points that the police thinks were intended for restraining victims.
The dungeon also had a television, a chair and access to internet, as told by the officers.
Outside of the room, the detectives found chest freezer along with upright freezer, some scalpels that were disposable, castration tools and butchering kits.
During raid, many computers and various digital devices with collection of Portway’s child pornography were seized.
Forensic testing of the material showed over 4500 pieces regarding child pornography that were traded online with others, including videos and images that depicted cannibalism and dead children.
Authorities do believe that Portway was a part of worldwide offenders’ network and in majority of cases, distributed material depending on his preference of contacts.
In Massachussets district, a US Attorney’s Office’s spokesman said, “This dungeon was described in detail by Portway in recovered chats as a place he intended to use to keep kidnapped children while he sexually abused them and as a place to eventually murder and cannibalise the children.”
UK Foreign Office says that it is aware of British National’s arrest in July 2012 in Massachusetts and that consular assistance has been offered.