Who is Reynhard Sinaga and where is he now?
THE BBC Two documentary Catching a Predator, explores the inside investigation into the UK's biggest serial rapist inquiry – Reynhard Sinaga.
Here’s everything you need to know about him…
Who is Reynhard Sinaga?
Reynhard is a 38-year-old Indonesian serial rapist convicted of 159 sexual offences, including 139 rapes of young men.
He was a postgraduate student, who would wait for men to leave bars and nightclubs before leading them back to his flat on Princess Street, Manchester.
Reynhard would then proceed to film himself with the victims whilst he sexually harassed and abused them.
He would drug his victims before assaulting them so they were unconscious during the act.
Many of the victims when they awoke had no recollection of what happened.
That was until one victim woke up whilst he was being abused and defended himself, then reported the incident to the police.
It was reported that the police found hundreds of hours of footage of the attacts on his phone, whic led this case to be the largest rape inuiry in British history.
Where is Reynhard Sinaga now?
Sinaga was jailed for life last year (2020).
After four separate trails he was found guilty of 139 counts of rape, eight counts of attempted rape, 14 counts of sexual assault, and one count of assult by penetration.
Detective Inspector Zed Ali said 23 men who have come forward have "decided not to pursue further prosecutions".
When will Reynhard Sinaga be released from prison?
He is currently serving a minimum of 40-years in jail for his conviction.
According to the police, it is believed that he has committed sexual offences against 206 men.
In an exclusive interview with the M.E.N, DI Ali- who was leading the team of detectives during the time, described Reynhard as “a psychopath”.
He said: “Had he not been a narcissist and a psychopath, anybody else faced with such damning evidence would have admitted to what they’ve done.”
“He’s offended with impunity for a decade. He’s now convinced himself either that he is innocent or that it doesn’t matter because he’s got what he wanted for so long.”
Anyone who believes they may have been affected by Sinaga’s crimes can pass information to the police by calling 101.
If you wish to seek support, without contact with the police you can contact
Anyone who wishes to seek support but does not want to talk to police can St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.
Survivors Manchester – a charity that works with male victims of rape and sexual assault – can also be contacted on 0161 236 2182.
The National Male Survivors Helpline can be contacted on 0808 800 5005.
Catching a Predator is on BBC October 6, at 9pm.
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