National News: In Worcester, Massachusetts, Geoffrey Portway, 40 has been sentenced to 26-years and 8-months for his desire to kidnap, rape, kill, and take on the form of Jeffrey Dahmer by wanting to eat children. He was sentenced on Tuesday. He built a dungeon in his basement with child-sized coffins, butcher tools, and metal restraints. U.S. Attorney Stacy Dawson-Belf reported the police recovered chat rooms and blog websites from his computer in which he solicited others for help with the child abductions.
Reportedly, Portway admitted in his requests that he planed to rape, murder, and then eat a child. Portway's attorney argued that he was merely fantasizing and did not intend to do any of the things he talked about online; and yet, he built a dungeon in his basement with the tools that violates the 8th Amendment right against Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Portway's attorney, Richard Sweeney referred to his client's dungeon as a theatre that is used in his client's fantasy world. Additional justifications included Portway's sexual orientation-- Sweeney said Portway had a "troubled life" after realizing at a young age that he was gay. Feeling as though his father and his peers didn't accept that, he began to retreat into a fantasy world, Sweeney said.
"He walked in there and he would do his fantasies, and he would do it in the privacy of his own home."
"Portway is a computer programmer, he never tried to put himself in a position where he would have contact with children and never laid a hand on any minors."
-- Defense Attorney, Richard Sweeney
I find it a bit coincidental that Portway made it abundantly clear that he never made it an appoint to associate his work to include children, which is oddly similar to pedophiles who claim the minor is the one who seduced them and they just gave into temptation. The point is, that it sounds as if Portway was using this justification all along in his head should he ever get caught. Furthermore, why would he need justify anything 'in the event that he got caught' if he was so innocent in the first place? Also, Portway stated that as a child he had a desire to be eaten as well but if this was the case, then how can he deny that there was any truth to his alleged fantasy chats online with others asking them for help for the very thing that he had childhood thoughts about?
Court Documents reported by U.S. Attorney Dawson-Belf:
"I want to eat ... the two boys you will bring me, Perhaps not today, but it will happen. That is all I live for. ... I am serious. It is the only thing that gets me up in the morning."
As it turns out, Portway is a citizen of the UK and he will be deported. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Hillman said he agreed with prosecutors that Portway should serve his sentence before he is sent to the United Kingdom. Sweeney, however, said he has the right to seek to serve the prison term in his home country. Portway discussed killing and eating children with men in Kansas, Florida and other states. He pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography, and solicitation to commit a crime of violence.