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Further potential victims of serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga come forward

The Indonesian student was jailed for life after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of men.

Reynhard Sinaga (GMP/PA)
Reynhard Sinaga (GMP/PA)

By Kim Pilling, PA

Further potential victims of Reynhard Sinaga, the UK’s most prolific serial rapist, have come forward following his sentencing, say police.

The Indonesian student was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years after he was convicted of drugging 48 men and filming himself sexually violating them in his Manchester city centre apartment.

Police established during their investigations that 195 different males appear to have been unconscious while Sinaga assaulted them, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Greater Manchester Police set up a dedicated incident room after Sinaga’s offending was made public for the first time on Monday and say they have seen a “very positive response” with multiple calls made.

A spokesman said: “For operational reasons we are unable to give out specific numbers of calls made to the incident room or information made online via the Major Incident Public Portal at this time.

“However, we can confirm that some of these reports relate to potential further victims of Sinaga.”

Police previously revealed they had not yet been able to identify 70 of the 195 men.

The 36-year-old went out in the early hours of the morning, hunting for lone, drunk young men around nightclubs near his flat.

The slightly-built student posed as a Good Samaritan who offered them a floor to sleep on or promised them more drink.

His victims – who were mainly heterosexual – had little or no memory of the hours that followed as Sinaga repeatedly raped many of them.

It is thought he laced alcoholic drinks with a drug such as GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy.

The rapist was caught when one of the men regained consciousness and fought him off before he went to the police and, crucially, handed in Sinaga’s phone.

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Bottles of alcohol which were used to spike victims in the rapist’s home (CPS/PA)

He was found guilty of a total of 159 offences committed between January 2015 and May 2017 – 136 counts of rape, 13 counts of sexual assault, eight counts of attempted rape and two counts of assault by penetration.

Sentencing, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC said Sinaga was a “highly dangerous, cunning and deceitful individual” who will never be safe to be released.

Last June, Sinaga was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years for the convictions from his first two trials.

Reporting restrictions were put in place to avoid prejudice to subsequent trials and to avoid the possibility of potential victims and witnesses being deterred from giving evidence or coming forward.

Anyone wishing to speak to police and make a report relating to Reynhard Sinaga is urged to get in touch on 0800 092 0410 (calls made from within the UK) or 0207 158 0124 (international calls).

Alternatively, reports can be made online via the Major Incident Public Portal at mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP19V24-PO2

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