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Man Charged With Drugging And Murdering Four Guys He Met On Dating Apps

StephenPort1910a40-year-old Stephen Port of London (pictured) has been accused of killing four men he allegedly met on various gay dating apps over a period of 15 months.

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According to prosecutors, Port’s victims included 23-year-old Anthony Patrick Walgate, whose body was found in June 2014; 22-year-old Gabriel Kovari, whose body was dumped near a cemetery in August 2014; 21-year-old Daniel Whitworth, whose body was discovered near the same cemetery as Kovari’s a month later; and 25-year-old Jack Taylor who was found murdered in September 2015.

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Prosecutors claim Port met all four men online. After getting together, he offered them large amounts of GHB. GHB, which is sometimes referred to as liquid ecstasy, lollipops, or liquid E, is a narcotic sedative that often results in loss of consciousness. In addition to murder, police are also charging Port with four counts of “administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.”

Port is currently in custody waiting to appear before a judge on Wednesday.

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h/t: BBC