Real-Life Boogey Man Planned to Kill and Eat Children
If ever there was a story to send chills down the spines of kids and parents, it’s the story of Geoffrey Portway. Portway, 40, planned to kidnap children, hold them in a homemade dungeon, and rape, after which he would eat them, reports CNN. Court documents recommend he should serve 27 years in prison. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on September 17.
Portway pleaded guilty in May to distribution and possession of child pornography and solicitation to commit a crime of violence. When police searched Portway’s Worcester, Massachusetts home earlier this year, what they found was straight out of a horror movie:
Authorities also found a locked basement, court documents show. Photos taken the day of Portway’s arrest, and released by prosecutors, show a narrow wooden staircase leading downstairs to a soundproof room.
It was furnished with a metal cage with a circular hole for feeding, a rusted and worn steel-topped table, as well as multiple kinds of metal bondage equipment. A child-sized coffin made of plywood was found on the floor nearby.
Photographs reviewed by CNN show handcuffs, rope intended for bondage, mouth gags, and castration tools. A large box of frozen raw chicken, near a handful of disposable scalpels, was photographed by investigators near two industrial-sized freezers.
In the kitchen, a jug of bleach was seen by the doorway, while a red child-sized “onesie” lay on the countertop, amid snacks and disposable syringes. A butcher kit containing plastic gloves, multiple knives and other items was photographed in the sink.
Police also found 4,500 images of child pornography. Chats between Portway and others online detailed his plans for his dungeon, as well as a plot between him and another man to kidnap children. Two other men who Portway chatted with online have been convicted.
This is the kind of thing that makes us want to hold our children tight and throw out the computer. Thank goodness this monster is going to jail for a very long time.