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More than 20 women killed by men hooked on porn, investigation finds

More than 20 women including Sarah Everard, April Jones and Libby Squire have been murdered by men who were hooked on violent online pornography, investigation finds

  • Sarah Everard’s killer, Met PC Wayne Couzens, was known as ‘The Rapist’
  • Her case is one of at least 20 where women were killed by porn-obsessed men
  • Regulation campaigners want to force porn sites to remove extreme content

At least 20 women have been killed by men who were hooked on violent online pornography, an investigation has found.

Sarah Everard, who was raped and murdered by serving police officer Wayne Couzens, heads the list as campaigners demand tougher porn regulation.

The Daily Express compiled the list which was published as MPs are concluding a months-long probe into the links between porn and real-life attacks. 

Sarah Everard, who was raped and murdered by serving police officer Wayne Couzens, heads the list as campaigners demand tougher porn regulation

Killer cop Wayne Couzens raped and killed Everard in 2021 and hardcore porn was cited as an influence in his case

20 murder or manslaughter cases saw pornography cited as an influence on the killer since 2003.

This includes the 2003 killing of music teacher Jane Longhurst, 31, in Hove, East Sussex by Graham Coutts, who has watched hardcore porn for 10 years before the attack.

It was the same year that Becky Godden-Edwards, 20, was murdered by Christopher Halliwell after she got into his cab in Swindon.

He was caught eight years later after he killed Sian O’Callaghan, 22 and his computer searches showed a fascination with rape, bestality and child abuse.

Becky Watts, 16, was suffocated by her stepbrother Nathan Matthews in 2015 after he had watched porn ‘every day’. 


Becky Godden-Edwards, 20, and Sian O’Callaghan, 22, were both killed by Christopher Halliwell who had a fascination with rape, child abuse and bestiality shown in his computer searches

Christopher Halliwell was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of murdering Rebecca Godden

Other victims named on the lists include Viktorija Sokolova, 14, Stela Domador-Kuzma, 34, Catherine Burke 55, Iuliana Tudos, 22, Kayleigh Haywood, 15, Nahid Almanea, 31, Tia Sharp, 12, and Cheryl Moss, 33. 

Dame Diana Johnson, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on commercial sexual exploitation, told The Express: ‘It’s time for MPs to confront the role of pornography in fuelling violence against women.

‘What in our culture is fuelling men’s violence against women – and what do we do about it?

‘No answer to that critical question is complete without addressing the role of online pornography.’

Children’s Commissioner Dame Rachel de Souza said: ‘I wouldn’t leave a weapon laying around in the offline world, and yet we’re doing something equally as dangerous in the online world.’

Vanessa Morse, of the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation, said: ‘The porn industry has normalised violent sex.’

She added porn generated nearly $100billion (£76.5million) in 2020 and its websites had more visitors than Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, Zoom and Linkedin combined. 

Fiona Vera Gray, of London Metropolitan University, said: ‘They are data mining companies. They are not about sexual freedom, they are trying to get you to stay on the site as long as you can and keep coming back to the site.

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