Reynhard Sinaga (pictured above), 36, preyed on at least 195 young men - 30 more have already called police saying they fear they were also abused
30 more men have already accused a 'monstrous' churchgoing PhD student from Indonesia of abusing them since he was unmasked as the world’s worst serial rapist yesterday, it was revealed today.
Gay student Reynhard Sinaga, 36, preyed on at least 195 young men - most of them heterosexual - and police set up a specialist help line after admitting the true figure may be higher.
And now detectives in Manchester, where Sinaga drugged and filmed himself abusing his victims, say they have already been contacted by 30 more men who fear they were also raped.
Duncan Craig, who runs rape support group Survivors Manchester, told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show: 'The police incident room had around 30 calls yesterday'.
Sinaga incapacitated victims with the date rape drug GHB before filming his attacks. Last night Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered a review into whether tougher controls are needed for the Class C drug widely used recreationally among the gay community.
Sinaga, who mostly targeted heterosexual students in Manchester, was convicted of 159 attacks, including 136 rapes, eight attempted rapes and 15 indecent assaults against 48 victims. Four trials were held over 18 months.
Footage was found of him assaulting up to 195 different men, 70 of whom have not been traced.
‘He would almost certainly be the most prolific sex offender to have gone through the British courts and quite possibly any court in the world,’ said Ian Rushton, North West deputy chief crown prosecutor.
Montana House on Princess Street in Manchester city centre where Sinaga operated as a serial rapist
The videos of the attacks Sinaga was charged with are believed to date from 2015 to 2017 and Sinaga arrived in Britain in 2007. A source said: ‘What he did in the intervening years is unknown and it is possible there are many more victims.’
As the authorities faced questions about how Sinaga was able to get away with his crimes for so long:Manchester University and police set up support helplines; Detectives appealed for other victims to come forward; It emerged that two men targeted by Sinaga attempted suicide; Jurors were offered counselling after having to watch videos of Sinaga’s rapes.
The shocking case can finally be reported after the lifting of court reporting restrictions.
Indonesian-born Sinaga was already serving a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty at trials in July 2018 and May 2019. Trials in October and December saw further convictions.
Sinaga (pictured above) posed as a Good Samaritan and would offer his victims a place to stay
Fifth Nightclub on Princess Street in Manchester