It appears that a British man who has already pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography and planning to kidnap a child had an even more sinister plan. U.K. citizen Geoffrey Portway was living in Worcester, Mass., when he was arrested following a two-year federal investigation into pedophile rings. Based off of what was found in the “torture chamber” that Portway had in his basement, authorities believe that he planned to eat children.
Portway had apparently built a staircase leading down to a hidden, sound-proof cellar. In the secluded basement, authorities found indecent images of children, a “child-sized homemade coffin,” and a steel cage. They also discovered bondage equipment, knives, handcuffs, castration tools, butchery equipment, two large freezers and disposable scalpels.
When Portway is sentenced next week, Prosecutors are expected to request that he serve a sentence of 27 years in prison before being deported back to England. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said: “Clearly, the facts of this case are very disturbing. We are grateful our law enforcement officers acted when they did.”
Portway has been linked to another convicted pedophile, Ronald Brown, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for similar crimes. Brown and Portway were both involved in an investigation that has resulted in the arrest of more than 50 suspects around the globe, The Inquisitr reported.
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“Since we began this operation a worldwide network of offenders has been and continues to be unraveled,” said Special agent Bruce Foucart.