Briton Geoffrey Portway Admits US Plot to Kill and Eat Child
A Briton faces up to 27 years in a US jail for plotting to kidnap, rape, kill and eat a child, authorities say.
Agents found the basement of Geoffrey Portway’s Massachusetts home equipped with a steel cage and a child-sized home-made coffin, in a raid last year.
The 40-year-old had spent months discussing the kidnap and murder online with an American, Michael Arnett.
Portway pleaded guilty to soliciting the kidnap of a child and distribution and possession of child pornography.
His admission on Monday was part of a plea agreement, the US Attorney’s Office said. Under the terms he must serve between 216 and 327 months in jail before he is deported to the UK.