‘Evil, a nar­cis­sist and a psy­chopath - I’ve never know any­one like this’

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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

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