Migrant Convicted of 136 Rapes Sentenced to Life
An Indonesian migrant described as the “most prolific rapist in British legal history,” has been given a life sentence of 30 years after being convicted of 159 sexual offences.
Reynhard Sinaga, 36-year-old, has been found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting 48 young men, whom he would lure from Manchester nightclubs to his apartment, where he would film himself raping his unconscious victims.
Ian Rushton of the Crown Prosecution Service, following the sentencing and the lifting of reporting restrictions, described Sinaga as “the most prolific rapist in British legal history”, adding that he believed the rapist took “a particular pleasure in preying on heterosexual men”, according to the BBC.
“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,” Rushton added.
Police say that the 36-year-old migrant may have assaulted as many as 190 men. However, many of the victims remain unidentified and because Sinaga used date rape drugs during his crimes some victims might not even remember being assaulted.
In the trial, victims came forward to describe how the sexual assaults had damaged their mental health leading to suicidal thoughts, with one victim saying that Sinaga had “destroyed a part of my life”.
“I have periods where I can’t get up and face the day,” another victim said.
The Indonesian migrant was caught in June of 2017, when a victim regained consciousness while being assaulted, calling police after fighting off Sinaga.
After confiscating Sinaga’s phone, police discovered hundreds of hours of footage from his sexual assaults, precipitating the largest rape investigation against a single individual in British history.
Let's be honest, I doubt he's the most prolific rapist. When the truth about the scale of grooming gangs comes out, this will not register on the richter scale.