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Alleged serial killer accused of drugging four men he met on Grindr, appeared on Celebrity MasterChef U.K.

July 27, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Alleged serial killer accused of drugging four men he met on Grindr, appeared on Celebrity MasterChef U.K.

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An alleged serial killer who stands accused of poisoning four London men that he met on gay dating websites, has now been charged with sexually assaulting eight others.

Prosecutors filed new charges on Monday against 41-year-old Stephen Port, which include four counts of sexual assault, six counts of poisoning, and seven counts of rape. The accused serial killer appeared in court on Monday via videolink from his jail cell.

The former chef had been previously charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering poison after prosecutors allege that Port brought the men back to his east London apartment between June 2014 and September 2015, the Guardian U.K. reported.

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According to law enforcement officials, Port administered fatal doses of the party drug GHB after meeting the men on gay dating apps such as Grindr.

Port previously appeared on the TV show “Celebrity MasterChef U.K.” around the same time that the three 20-something victims’ bodies were discovered either in or close to a churchyard in Barking, east London.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Investigators stated that Port preyed on his other victims in a series of sexual assaults that took place between August 2011 and his arrest in October 2015.

Port reportedly drugged and raped several of the other men as he was carrying out the murders.

The man is accused in the killings of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth, and Jack Taylor. Port remains behind bars at Belmarsh Prison; his anticipated 10-week trial is scheduled to begin on October 4th.

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