The Most Prolific Rapist In British Legal History Jailed
Reynhard Sinaga, 36, a PhD. a student from Indonesia has been labelled as Britain’s most prolific rapist with 159 sex offences to be jailed.
He was found guilty of luring around 48 men outside from clubs in Manchester and bringing them to his flat. Here, he drugged them and assaulted them and even filmed the whole attack. He has said to have targetted at least 190 victims in total.
He was already serving life of 20 years for his other offences which he got convicted of in two previous trials held in summer of 2018 and last spring of 2019. After four separate trials, this Indonesian was found guilty of 136 rapes, eight rape attempts, 14 sexual assaults, one assault by penetration against his victims of 48 total men.
According to Judge Suzanne Goddard QC, Sinaga was an evil sexual predator who preyed upon young men. She even considers him not to be safe to be released. In her statement on Monday, she said that he used a rape drug similar to GHB to make sure his victims were knocked off before he assaulted them. With so many victims out there she claims that it was right to label him a monster.
Sinaga would wait for men outside nightclubs and bars. Then when he got the right victim he used to lure them with the ruse of offering a place to have a drink or offering to call for a taxi. He later brought them to his flat which was in Monatan House, Princess Street. Then he would drug his victims and when they get unconscious he used to assault them. The victims later woke up to no memory of what had happened.
This Indonesian national was a PhD student at the University of Leeds and is said to have been carrying out attacks for several years. He was caught in June 2017 when one of his victims suddenly regained his consciousness while the assault happened and fought his way out to escape and call the police.
When the police officers seized Sinaga’s phone, they found hundreds of hours of footage of all his attacks which he collected as trophies. After this discovery, police led a rape enquiry which was considered to be the largest rape inquiry in British history.
Sinaga’s trials went on for 18 months at Manchester Crown Court. Detectives were unable to identify around 70 victims and have appealed for anyone who believes they were abused by Sinaga to come forward. Sinaga has been convicted of crimes committed from January 2015 to June 2017 but officers believed that this has been going on for a longer period of time.
On the other hand, Sinaga denied all charges claiming that everything he did was consensual and each man he assaulted had agreed to get filmed while they acted like they were asleep.