Stephen Port, the man charged with the alleged murders of four gay men in London last year, now faces additional rape and poisoning charges after eight survivors of his reported attacks have stepped forward.
The 41-year-old chef was originally accused of using Grindr to meet and then kill four gay men in their 20s by poisoning them with lethal doses of GHB.
But when he appeared in court Monday, Port was faced with several new charges from eight survivors of alleged attacks that took place between 2011 and 2015.
In addition to the original manslaughter, murder and poisoning charges, the alleged serial killer will now face seven counts of rape, four of sexual assault and six extra counts of poisoning, bringing the total number of charges to 29.
Port denied all the charges during his pre-trial hearing on Monday and the trial is now set to begin on October 4.