The London chef accused of murdering four men he met on dating app Grindr has been charged with attacking eight other victims.
Stephen Port, 41, was charged with poisoning and killing four men by giving them large quantities of the drug GHB last year.
The chef was arrested last October when the four cases were linked after the death of Jack Taylor, 25, who was found in the ruins of Barking Abbey last September.
The 41-year-old man is also accused of killing 23-year-old student Anthony Walgate, trainee chef Daniel Whitworth, 21, and 22-year-old artist Gabriel Kovari.
The deaths all happened between June 2014 and September 2015 in the early hours of the morning.
Last year, Port was charged with four counts of murder, four counts of administering a substance with intent to stupefy or overpower to engage in sexual activity, as well as four counts of manslaughter.
And now it has been revealed that the Barking chef has also been charged with 17 new counts related to attacks on eight different men.
These include seven counts of rape, six charges of administering a substance with intent to overpower to allow non-consensual sexual activity, and four counts of assault by penetration.
These charges relate to eight living complainants, and were revealed during a pre trial hearing at the Old Bailey.
Stephen Port is currently in custody, and is set to face trial on the 4th October.
After Port was arrested last year, Scotland Yard referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission watchdog for the handling of the case.