Pleading guilty to online chats about his desire to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children, George Portway of Massachusetts will receive a long prison-term at his sentencing in federal court on Tuesday.
Besides the chats, which were recovered from Portway’s computer, authorities have found a dungeon, homemade coffin, butchering kit and other tools in the basement of his home.
Portway’s lawyer makes his case for a sentence of 18 years, arguing that no child was touched or photographed by the defendant. Prosecutors, however, argue that 27 years is more appropriate for the 40-year-old.
“In the chats, Portway becomes tired of people engaged in role play or fantasy, telling no less than 15 chat partners he is serious about wanting to kill and eat a child,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacy Dawson Belf wrote in a sentencing memo.