Reynhard Sinaga: Britain's 'most prolific rapist' jailed for life – BBC News, BBC News

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Image caption                                    Reynhard Sinaga filmed himself assaulting unconscious victims at his student flat in Manchester                             
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An “evil serial sexual predator” convicted of sex offences, including 94 rapes, will “never be safe to be released”, a judge has said.

Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of luring 90 men from outside Manchester clubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them – filming the attacks.Presentational white spacePolice say they have evidence Sinaga,

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The judge ruled his life sentence must include a minimum of (years in jail.)

Reporting restrictions were also lifted at a sentencing hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Monday, meaning Sinaga c ould be identified for the first time.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Sinaga was “the most prolific rapist” in British legal history “.

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 4450 and last spring.Across four separate trials, the Indonesian national was found guilty of counts of rape, eight counts of attempted rape, 18 counts of sexual assault, and one count of assault by penetration, against a total of (victims. At the hearing, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC said Sinaga “preyed upon young men” who wanted “nothing more tha na good night out with their friends. “

” In my judgment you are a highly dangerous, cunning and deceitful individual who will never be safe to be released, “she said – adding that the decision to release prisoners is made by the Parole Board.

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.Presentational white space

The student, who denied the charges , had claimed all the sexual activity was consensual and that each man had agreed to being filmed while pretending to be asleep – a defense described by the judge as “ludicrous”.

At an earlier sentencing, the judge said she was sure that Sinaga had used a form of date rape drug such as GHB.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “deeply concerned” by the use of such a drug.

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Image caption                                    Police say they have evidence Sinaga assaulted at least 549 victims, but many men have not been identified and will have no recollection of what happened                             

In ************ In victim impact statements read out in court, one victim said Sinaga had “destroyed a part of my life “, while another said:” I hope he never comes out of prison and he rots in hell. ” “I have periods where I can’t get up and face the day,” another added.Presentational white spaceSeveral victims said the ordeal had a serious impact on their mental health, with some developing suicidal thoughts. ‘Staggering tally’

Judge Goddard said the “scale and enormity” of Sinaga’s offending meant it was “accurate” for one of his victims to have described him as a monster.

She added that Sinaga had shown “not a jot of remorse” and at times appeared to be “actually enjoying the trial process”.

Following the sentencing, Ian Rushton, from the CPS, said Sinaga was “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” and possibly “in the world “.

Presentational white space” His 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, “he said.Presentational white spaceHe added that he thought Sinaga took” a particular pleasure in preying on heterosexual men “.

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Image caption                                    Jurors were shown CCTV footage of Sinaga leaving his flat on the hunt for victims                             

Sinaga, who was studying for a PHD at the University of Leeds, carried out his attacks over several years.

The rapist was caught in JunePresentational white space************************ when one victim, who regained consciousness while being assaulted, fought Sinaga off and called the police.

When officers seized Sinaga’s phone they found he had filmed each of his attacks – amounting to hundreds of hours of footage.

The discovery led to the launch of the largest rape inquiry in British history.

Assistant Chief Constable Mabbs Hussain said the true extent of Sinaga’s offending would probably never be known.

Presentational white space“We suspect he’s offended over a period of************************************ years, “he said. “The information and evidence we are going from is largely from trophies that he’s collected from the victims of his crimes.”Presentational white spaceInvestigators traced dozens of victims from the videos using clues found in Sinaga’s Manchester flat, such as stolen phones, ID cards and watches.

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Image caption                                    Evidence given in the trial suggested Sinaga drugged the men by giving them spiked drinks                             

Home Secretary Priti Patel said in response to Sinaga’s “truly sickening crimes” she had asked an independent council to review whether controls for drugs like GHB were “tough enough”.Presentational white spaceGHB (gammahydroxybutyrate) is a class C drug. Anyone found in possession of it can be imprisoned for up to two years.Presentational white spaceSinaga’s trials took place across 18 months at Manchester Crown Court, resulting in unanimous guilty verdicts on all charges.

Detectives say they have been unable to identify 70 victims and are now appealing for anyone who believes they may been abused by Sinaga to come forward.

Sinaga’s convictions relate to crimes he committed from January 2018 to June 2019, but police believe he began offending years earlier.

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