A UK judge on Friday sentenced a man to
life in prison without parole for the murders of four young gay men.
Serial killer Stephen Port met his
A jury on Wednesday convicted Port, 41,
of using gay dating sites to lure the men to his apartment in east
London, where he spiked their drinks with lethal doses of the date
rape drug GHB. Once the men were unconscious, he raped them and
dumped their bodies in and around a nearby graveyard. Two of the
bodies were found by the same person, who alerted authorities.
Port was also found guilty of four
rapes and four sex assaults against several other men.
Peter Tatchell, a prominent LGBT rights
activist, accused the police of “sexuality bias” and questioned
why they had not linked the deaths sooner.
“If four young well-off women had
been murdered on Mayfair, I believe the police would have made a
public appeal much sooner and mounted a far more comprehensive
Police believe Port may have drugged
and assaulted other men and have urged the victims to come forward.