BRITAIN’S ‘WORST RAPIST’
Manchester student convicted of attacks on 48 men - but police believe there may be 200 victims ‘Psychopath’ preyed on drunken revellers and drugged them in his city centre flat Now sex monster who filmed his attacks is starting a life sentence in jail
A MANCHESTER student who raped up to 200 men has been exposed as Britain’s worst rapist and jailed for life.
Reynhard Sinaga lured drunk men to his city apartment at Montana House, Princess Street, before drugging them, a series of Manchester Crown Court trials has heard. The 36-year-old - described as a ‘psychopath’ by police - has now been convicted of raping 48 men, aged 17 to 36, over two-and-a-half years. Detectives believe the true number of victims is at least 195. Only now, after the last trial, can the full shocking story be told...
THE teenager wakes up on the bathroom floor, face down with a strange weight on the back of his thighs.
As the mental fog clears, a series of realisations, each more frightening than the last, hit him in rapid succession.
He’s in a stranger’s flat. His jeans and pants are down. A naked man is straddling him.
Hours earlier, this man, Reynhard Sinaga, had seemed like a kindly stranger – a small, trendily-dressed man offering help to a boy who had lost his friends.
The teenager had been sitting on some steps near Factory nightclub when Sinaga approached.
“You can call your friends from my place”, the stranger had suggested, when the lad told him his predicament. Now, the teenager has to wrestle free from Sinaga’s grasp.
Many other young men have been in this city centre flat.
Lured back to the one-bed apartment at Montana House by Sinaga’s well practised, twisted ‘Good Samaritan’ routine, and then, after slipping, mysteriously, into a state more like unconsciousness than sleep, waking up disoriented hours later.
But this young man is different. None of the others have woken up while Sinaga was in the process of raping them.
None of the others actually know, the way that he knows, that they have fallen prey to a beast.
And Reynhard Sinaga is not used to his prey fighting back.
As he is thrown to the floor, it’s the predator who screams for help.
“Help, help”, Sinaga shrieks.
Sinaga becomes even more desperate when he sees the teenager grab his iPhone in the confusion.
That iPhone charts, in graphic detail, one of the most disturbing episodes in British criminal history, the poisonings and rapes of up to 200 men.
“Hello, erm, I’ve just, I was out last night and then erm some guy’s took me to his house that I don’t want to take me to, wouldn’t let me leave his house, and he ended up trying to rape me”, the boy tells the operator, minutes later.
Having run from the apartment in a panic, he is making the 999 call that will trigger an extraordinary investigation - one that will reveal that a rapist has been stalking Manchester’s clubland for years, attacking males aged from 17 to 36 after knocking them out with drugs.
Within minutes, police arrive at the city centre apartment block that is destined to become the centre of a major inquiry.
The teenager points upstairs to Flat 11 where officers find Reynhard Sinaga, an oriental man in his midthirties, slumped on the floor between the bathroom and the hallway, slipping in and out of consciousness.
In a scene captured on CCTV, Sinaga is stretchered from his own home. Medics fear he has suffered a bleed on the brain.
Meanwhile, the teenager is arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
But, as he is handcuffed, about to be taken to Longsight police station to be interviewed, he hands over a white iPhone 4.
I was out last night and then, erm, some guy’s took me to his house that I don’t want to take me to, wouldn’t let me leave and he ended up trying to rape me
The 999 call which signalled the end of Sinaga’s reign of terror
This smartphone will prove to be the most vital piece of evidence in the biggest rape investigation Britain has ever seen.
A badly-injured Sinaga is rushed to Manchester Royal Infirmary by ambulance. He isn’t fit to speak to officers until the following day.
When he finally comes around knowing the truth about his own crimes - the serial rapist asks a nurse a chilling question.
“What happened? Was I raped?” Sinaga then asks for his mobile phone, and so officers retrieve a black iPhone 6 from under his bed at his flat.
Like the white iPhone 4 already in the hands of the police, handed to them by the teenager they have arrested, the black phone also holds some deeply disturbing secrets.
Indeed, when officers ask Sinaga to provide the PIN for the black iPhone he repeatedly gives the wrong code. They persist and he finally gives in. And, when they have access to the device, officers are confronted with a shocking video - a home movie of Sinaga raping the teenager whose fightback has put him in hospital.
At 3.52pm on June 3, 2017, Reynhard Sinaga, a PhD student and churchgoing Christian, is arrested on suspicion of a single count of rape.
He is kept handcuffed to his hospital bed and under police guard until two days later, when he is well enough to be discharged and interviewed by detectives.
In the hours between, police began to scour his tiny student flat.
Doorway to hell: Sinaga’s hallway
Sinaga’s white iPhone 4 handed over by the victim
Several other mobile phones found in flat