The Boston Herald reported that Geoffrey Portway, 40, pleaded guilty in May to solicitation to commit a crime of violence — kidnapping of a child — and distribution and possession of child pornography. His Internet activity and testimonials from other tabletop role-players indicates that he was likely an active member of the gaming community.
Portway was linked to a Web chat room obsessed with cannibalization and child rape, which in turn led investigators to search his home. What they found was horrifying:
Investigators searched his home and found a soundproof, double-locked basement room with a “child-sized homemade coffin,” a steel cage, freezers and disposable scalpels. He has not been charged in any kidnappings or killings.
See the rest of the list for the charges against Portway and evidence that he was a tabletop role-player who was active in the Internet gaming community.
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