A man convicted of 159 sex offences and said to be Britain’s most prolific rapist can be identified for the first time after the end of his latest trial.
Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of luring 48 men from outside Manchester clubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them – filming the attacks. Police say they have evidence Sinaga, 36, targeted at least 190 victims. The judge ruled his life sentence must include a minimum of 30 years in jail and lifted reporting restrictions.
The post-graduate student was already serving life with a minimum term of 20 years for the offences he was convicted of in two earlier trials, which took place in summer 2018 and last spring.
Across four separate trials, the 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.
At a sentencing hearing on Monday, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC said Sinaga was an “evil serial sexual predator who preyed upon young men”.
“The true scale of your offending may never be known,” she said, adding Sinaga would “never be safe to be released”.
Sinaga would wait for men leaving nightclubs and bars before leading them to his flat in Montana House, Princess Street, often with the offer of somewhere to have a drink or call a taxi. He drugged his victims before assaulting them while they were unconscious. When the victims woke up many of them had no memory of what had happened.
At an earlier sentencing, the judge said she was sure that he had used a form of date rape drug such as GHB.