‘Evil, a narcissist and a psychopath - I’ve never know anyone like this’
AS POLICE searched Sinaga’s flat, next to his bed they found driving licences, student ID cards, watches and a wallet - all belonging to men he has drugged and raped, clubbers who he had entrapped on their way home from city centre venues like Fifth and Factory.
These ID documents, along with photos and video he has taken while they were out cold, and screengrabs of their Facebook profile images which he has taken afterwards, are the keepsakes of a ‘trophy rapist’
Detective Inspector Zed Ali, the senior investigating officer who led a two-year investigation into Sinaga’s crimes, known as Operation Island said: “At this time we had him down as potentially offending against six, seven, eight different people. But we certainly didn’t think that we had a serial rapist.”
‘Evil’, ‘narcissist’ and ‘psychopath’ are the terms Det Insp Ali uses to describe Sinaga.
“He is a one off. I’ve never known anything like this. He is, from what
I’ve seen, the biggest male serial rapist anywhere ever,” the seasoned detective adds.
Detectives seized laptops and hard drives for analysis. Those devices were found to contain hundreds of hours of footage showing Sinaga raping and sexually assaulting dozens of snoring, immobile people, 70 of whom have not been traced. As Greater Manchester Police’s rape specialist, Det Insp Ali has investigated hundreds of serious sexual offences.
But even he admits to being utterly shocked.
“I’ve never come across anyone recording so graphically their offending,” he says. “It’s not just the sheer volume, it’s the method.”
Even more unusual is the fact that none of Sinaga’s victims remember being attacked. Typically, their memories end after drinking a glass of water, or an alcoholic drink handed to them by Sinaga. Each of the known victims was unwittingly vulnerable - from drink, sometimes drugs, being new in the city, or struggling with personal problems. And they were preyed on by a man whose sinister messages to friends gave a chilling insight into his offending.
As his victims lay drugged and unconscious, Sinaga riffled through their wallets to find driving licenses, bank cards and student identity cards so he could look them up on Facebook. He would take screengrabs and download photographs of his victims as well as taking physical souvenirs. The M.E.N. can reveal that the day after he drugged and raped one 21-year-old man, Sinaga shared a Facebook image of the victim with a friend. “There’s always a new one,” the friend responded on WhatsApp.
“**** ing hell darling u get a dif straight every week,” the friend went on. “Black Magic,” the rapist responds, referencing lyrics to a song by the pop group Little Mix, adding: “Manchester is a magical city” “City of gay romance. City of gay loooooove.”
Detective Inspector Zed Ali