Author­i­ties say they uncov­ered a “dun­geon” in Portway’s base­ment. CBS Boston reports the room was sound-​​proofed and con­tained hand­cuffs and a child-​​sized coffin. Dis­pos­able scalpels were also uncov­ered, the Asso­ci­ated Press reports.

This man looks like he went beyond just having ideas,” North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist Jack Levin told CBS Boston. “He made plans. He pre­pared by investing in a tor­ture chamber. I think he would have done it.”

Portway may try to argue that the chats were part of a “fan­tasy life,” pros­e­cu­tors said the memo, but they say “evi­dence clearly shows that is untrue.”

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