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Britain’s ‘most prolific rapist’ jailed for life after drugging and assaulting 48 men

Reiss Smith January 6, 2020
Reynhard Sinaga

Reynhard Sinaga was convicted of 159 sex offences. (CPS)

Reynhard Sinaga was described by a prosecutor as “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” and possibly “in the world” after he was convicted of 159 sex offences.

The 36-year-old PhD student was found guilty of attacking 48 men who he would lure from outside of clubs in Manchester to his flat.

He is said to have taken “a particular pleasure in preying on heterosexual men” who had been kicked out of nightclubs or who had lost their friends.

Some had no money for a taxi home or would have a dead phone battery, and would go back with Sinaga having been offered a floor to sleep on or an invitation to have a few more drinks.

He would then drug and assault them, filming the attacks.

The juries heard that Sinaga kept his victim’s belongings and would boast about them to friends.

He said of one: “He was straight in 2014. 2015 is his breakthrough to the gay world hahaha.”

Police said that there is evidence of Sinaga targeting at least 190 victims.

Many woke up without any memory of their ordeal, leading a judge to conjecture that Sinaga had used a date rape drug such as GHB.

Manchester rapist showed ‘extreme sexual entitlement’.

Deputy chief crown prosecutor Ian Rushton said that Sinaga’s “extreme sense of sexual entitlement almost defies belief and he would no doubt still be adding to his staggering tally had he not been caught”.

The rapist was already serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 20 years after being convicted of offences in two earlier trials.

A judge has now increased this to a minimum of 30 years and lifted reporting restrictions, allowing him to be named for the first time.

Across four trials Sinaga, an Indonesian national from Manchester, was found guilty of 136 counts of rape, eight counts of attempted rape, 14 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by penetration against a total of 48 victims.

Victim of rapist Reynhard Sinaga wants him to ‘rot’.

One of the men said that Sinaga had “destroyed a part of my life”.

Some had no idea that they had been raped until police informed them. For many, the revelation forced them to drink, with one saying that he came close to suicide.

Another, writing in a victim impact statement read out in court, said: “I hope he never comes out of prison and he rots in hell.”

Sinaga reportedly showed little reaction to the testimony, at times yawning and playing with his hair.

The attacks were carried out over several years until July 2017, when one of Sinaga’s victims regained consciousness during an assault and called police.

After his arrest police found hundreds of hours of footage of the attacks on Sinaga’s phones and other digital devices, leading to the largest rape enquiry in UK history.

The trial focused on crimes committed between January 2015 until his arrest, however it is thought that Sinaga had been targeting men for at least 10 years.

Assistant Chief Constable Mabbs Hussain said that the true extent of his crimes will probably never be known.

“The information and evidence we are going from is largely from trophies that he’s collected from the victims of his crimes,” he said.

More: Manchester, rape, Reynhard Sinaga, sexual assault

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