‘Portway has pled guilty to some of the most vile and heinous crimes known to our society, namely participating in the sexual exploitation of young children through the possession and distribution of child pornography and soliciting the kidnapping of a child for the purpose of killing and consuming that child,’ federal prosecutors wrote in court documents, obtained by the Boston Herald.
The sentencing papers, filed yesterday, include frightening excerpts from online chats Portway had with like-minded child pornographers and potential killers, including Florida puppeteer Ronald Brown who planned to kidnap children he knew through his local church.
According to the Herald, Brown went as far as to send Portway a photograph of a young boy ‘with lines drawn on him to identify the different cuts of meat.’
The two chatted about kidnapping the boy, taking him to a rented house and eating him over several weeks before feeding the ‘leftovers’ to alligators. Brown has since been convicted.
In May, Portway pleaded guilty to solicitation to kidnap a child and to distribution and possession of child pornography. As a British national, he will likely be deported after serving his sentence.