Britain Unmasks Reynhard Sinaga, Who Could Be the Most Prolific Rapist in History

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Reynhard Sinaga assaulted young men over years, recording hundreds of hours of footage of attacks on as many as 190 victims.

Police via BBC News

To his friends, he was a nice, meek, and inoffensive student who was well- known and well-liked on the gay scene in Manchester, England. Now, Reynhard Sinaga has been unmasked as the most prolific rapist in British history and possibly the worldafter a jury found him guilty of luring 48 men from nightclubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them.

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The scope of Sinagas crimes is mind-boggling. In all, Sinaga, an Indonesian national, was convicted of 159 sex offenses, but police say they have evidence the 36-year-old targeted at least 190 victims. The BBC reports that, during four separate trials, Sinaga has been 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.

A judge has ruled that his identity can now be released following the end of his latest trial. At a sentencing hearing Monday, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC ruled that Sinagas life sentence must include a minimum of 30 years in prison. He was already serving life with a minimum term of 20 years following convictions in trials over the past two years.

Goddard described Sinaga as an evil serial sexual predator who preyed upon young men. The judge lamented that the true scale of his crimes may never be known and that, in her opinion, he would never be safe to be released. One anonymous victim said in a statement read in court: I hope he never comes out of prison and he rots in hell.

Following the sentencing, Ian Rushton, a deputy from Englands Crown Prosecution Service, said Sinaga is now believed to be the most prolific rapist in British legal history and possibly in the world.

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The Crown Prosecution Service said Sinaga appeared to take a particular pleasure in preying on heterosexual men. Some of his friends say they heard him describe his enjoyment of turning straight men, according to The Guardian, and he often boasted about his sexual activities. One friend said Sinaga was a sweet, happy guy, always smiling and laughing, and he attended and volunteered at a local Christian church.

Judge Goddard said at a hearing that his family didnt know of the cold, cunning, and calculated rapist that you are, adding: Its almost beyond belief that someone who could profess some Christian faith could at the same time have been committing such wicked and evil crimes.

Sinaga would wait for men to leave clubs or bars before leading them to his flat with an offer of more alcohol. He would go on to drug his victims before assaulting them while they were unconscious, leaving most of them with no memory of what had happened.

One WhatsApp exchange from 2015 was read in court.

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According to The Guardian, Sinaga was talking to a friend about his flatmate moving out. His friend messaged: You can get in lots of straight boys darling. Sinaga responded with a photo of a passed out victim with the message: Hahaha. You mean like this one? The friend replied: Fucking hell darling u get a dif straight every week.

Sinaga denied the charges, insisting the sexual activity was consensual and the men agreed to being filmed while pretending sleep.

He will be 66 years old before he can be considered for release.

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