Pervert who plotted to eat kids in torture dungeon wants freed early over Covid

A pedophile who plotted to abduct, rape and eat children in a torture dungeon wants to be freed from prison early over fears he’ll catch Covid. Geoffrey Portway, 47, has requested compassionate release just seven years into a 26 year prison stretch because he is ‘at higher risk of serious complications’ from the virus.

Portway – who wants to be freed from a federal prison in Virginia, and deported to his native England – filed a handwritten motion saying he ‘respectfully moves this court to consider his compassionate release to time served and to safely return to England by deportation.’

It went on to cite the number of Covid cases in the US – with jails a known super-spreader location. Obese prisoners like Portway are at higher risk of serious complications or death if they do contract Covid. A judge will rule on Portway’s application at a later date.

Portway, who worked in IT, was arrested at his home in Worcester, Massachusetts, after investigators found child sex abuse images, as well as pictures of children who appeared to be dead on his computer.

A subsequent investigation also discovered a self-built dungeon at home, which Portway dubbed his ‘boy butcher basement.’

That is where Portway plotted to torture and sexually abuse his victims, before killing them and eating their remains.

The dungeon contained a child-sized homemade coffin, a steel cage as well as butchering and castration kits, Boston25 reported.

He is said to have shared his cannibalistic desires with two other pedophiles online, and was caught after a fellow member of an abuse ring he was part of was caught.

One local said the only time they saw Portway was when he came to hand out full-sized candy bars in plastic bags at Halloween.

The same neighbor said they would sometimes hear strange drilling sounds coming from Portway’s home late at night.

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