Man Who Plotted to Imprison Child Gets 27 Years
Cops found dungeon in his Mass. home
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2013 6:06 PM CDT
This undated booking photo released in a document by the U.S. District Court shows Geoffrey Portway.   (AP Photo/U.S. District Court)

(Newser) – A sentencing today in Worcester, Mass., makes for rough reading: Prosecutors say 40-year-old Geoffrey Portway plotted to kidnap a child and then imprison, torture, kill, and cannibalize him in his homemade dungeon, reports the Boston Globe. The feds arrested Portway and a co-conspirator before anyone was abducted and seized a massive collection of violent child pornography from Portway's computer. He got 27 years in federal prison today.

Portway's lawyer says his client deserved time for the pornography but insisted the kidnapping plot was just a fantasy—including the child-size cage, coffin, restraints, and implements of torture found in a sound-proof dungeon in his basement, reports the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “That is all I live for. I am serious," Portway wrote in one email of his plot. "It's the only thing that gets me up in the morning." He's a UK native and will be deported once he serves his sentence.

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Sep 18, 2013 1:39 AM CDT
Yikes. Given the times that we live in, as much as we should be inured to sociopaths like this, it is still a shock to read about yet another one.
Sep 17, 2013 10:51 PM CDT
This story should be all about how much this trash suffered as they put him down.
Sep 17, 2013 10:33 PM CDT
Well his picture and the shirt doesn't do much for the image of gamers..... that aside I am not a fan of sentencing people for crimes they didn't commit but when they say it's all they live for, I think that's an acceptable circumstance where it makes logical sense.