Monday, January 6, in the morning, the British brutally discovered the existence of "Worst sexual predator" of the country's criminal history, according to justice. His name is Reynhard Sinaga, he is 36 years old. In the photos broadcast by the BBC, he has a soft face, lit by a big smile and eaten by big glasses. Originally from Indonesia, he had lived in Manchester for ten years and at the end of his fourth trial, conducted in the greatest secrecy, he was sentenced to life in prison for having raped forty-four men in two years and half.
The victims, aged 17 to 36, were mostly heterosexual. Investigators in Greater Manchester estimate that their number is much higher and put forward the alarming figure of at least 195 people abused by Sinaga. On January 6, the police also published a call for witnesses, inviting all those who think "To have been attacked" to manifest. Because the "serial rapist" acted without their knowledge, according to an operating method as effective as it was abject.
His line of defense? The victims were willing, but did not dare to admit it.
Journalist Beth Abbit told the story best: the young woman works at Manchester Evening News, a Mancunian daily, who let her devote herself almost entirely to this extraordinary investigation. His report is as thorough as it is perfectly creepy. Sinaga lived on Princess Street in a brick-like building, Montana House, a stone's throw from Factory, a popular downtown nightclub. At night, he goes hunting. Its prey? Young people just out of the evening, often tipsy, who wander around the neighborhood or wait at the bus stop. He offers them to rest for a few moments at home, to wait for their warm friend or to charge their cellphone. – "I live thirty seconds from here".
Drug addicts and filmed victims
Many victims will later tell the police that they were completely wary of this seemingly harmless Asian. Once at home, Sinaga offers them a drink. Inside, a dose of GBL (the famous "rapist drug") sufficient to put them to sleep in a few minutes. Sinaga then takes out his iPhone and begins filming his rapes. Up to eight in a row in fifteen hours … The victims wake up, half naked, still completely in the fog, and rush out of the apartment, often without knowing how they got there.