Reynhard Sinaga: 'Evil' serial rapist jailed for life

A judge called Sinaga 'evil'

Monday, January 6, 2020

A serial rapist who drugged at least 48 men and filmed himself sexually violating them while they were unconscious has been handed 144 life sentences.

Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of a total of 159 offences against the victims, committed between January 2015 and May 2017 - 136 counts of rape, 13 counts of sexual assault, eight counts of attempted rape and two counts of assault by penetration.

The 36-year-old went out looking for drunk young men at nightclubs near his Manchester flat, inviting them back with him with the promise of a floor to sleep on or more drink, Manchester Crown Court heard.

It is thought he laced alcoholic drinks with a drug such as GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy.

His victims - who were mainly heterosexual - had little or no memory of the hours that followed as Sinaga filmed the assaults on his mobile phone, and they later left the apartment unaware they had been violated.

The rapist was caught when one of the men regained consciousness and fought him off before he went to the police and handed in Sinaga's phone.

It is thought Sinaga targeted at least 190 victims

Today, Sinaga was jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 30 years in custody before he can be considered for parole.

It is the UK's largest-ever rape prosecution.

Judge Suzanne Goddard QC, who told the court his total number of potential victims was 195, said Sinaga was a monster.

The judge told the defendant: "You are an evil serial sexual predator who has preyed upon young men who came into the city centre wanting nothing more than a good night out with their friends.

"One of your victims described you as a monster. The scale and enormity of your offending confirms this as an accurate description."

Jurors had to watch the mobile phone footage as Sinaga persisted with his defence and all were later uniquely offered counselling.

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