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He was convicted of a total of 16 offences against nine out of 12 alleged victims, including the three murders. He disposed of their mobile phones, repeatedly lied to police and planted a fake suicide note in the hand of one of his victims, taking the blame for the death of another.
The court heard that Port had an insatiable desire for boyish-looking men he referred to as Twinks. David Etheridge QC, mitigating, said Port "descended into a vortex" in which drug taking fuelled his private life with satisfaction of his sexual desire.
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- Just after 1pm the next day, Mr Taylor's body was found by a refuse collector with a needle and syringe in his pocket. Many of the victims' relatives sat through harrowing evidence which included home videos of Port allegedly enacting his drug rape obsession.
- Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting, told the trial: "It is a case about a man, the defendant, who in the pursuit of nothing more than his own sexual gratification variously drugged, sexually assaulted and killed young gay men who he had invited back to his flat.
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- A Old Bailey jury convicted the serial killer Stephen Port on Wednesday of the murder of four men after drugging them so he could satisfy his appetite for sex with unconscious boyish-looking men.
- In another, a special needs teacher. Mr Justice Openshaw gave the jurors a majority direction on the remaining counts and said he would accept a majority of at least 10 to two.
The killings were driven by his fetish for sex with younger gay men drugged unconscious, an appetite fuelled by drug-rape pornography. The Telegraph. He studied for a year at a local art college before having to leave because his parents could not afford the fees.