EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 4, 2012

Mass. man due in court in child porn investigation


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged in an international child porn investigation is due in court this week.

Geoffrey Portway of Worcester was charged in July after state and federal agents allegedly found child pornography and photos of children who appeared to be dead on his computer.

Authorities say Portway chatted online with two men who talked about their desire to abduct, kill and eat children.

Portway is among 46 people arrested in a child porn investigation that began with the arrest of another Massachusetts man, Robert Diduca. So far, authorities have identified more than 140 child victims in seven countries.

At federal court hearing in August, Portway agreed to be held without bail on possession and distribution charges. He’s due back in court Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.