Mass. man pleads guilty in child porn case
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts resident charged in an international investigation has pleaded guilty to solicitation of child kidnapping and charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Forty-year-old Geoffrey Portway, a British citizen living in Worcester, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court. He could face at least 18 years in prison under an agreement with prosecutors. Sentencing is set for August.
Portway was arrested in July after investigators allegedly found child pornography and photos of children who appeared to be dead on his computer.
Authorities said he chatted online with two men who talked about their desire to abduct, kill and eat children, and investigators found equipment in his basement to carry it out.
Portway is among dozens arrested in the investigation that began with the arrest of another Massachusetts man who has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.