Police now believe serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga actually had 206 victims

Police believe the UK’s most prolific rapist may have had more than 200 victims.

Today Reynhard Sinaga had his minimum life sentence extended by 10 years – the longest sentence ever given in a rape case.

He now will serve a minimum of 40 years in prison before being considered for release instead of his original 30.

Sinaga had been previously convicted of 159 of sexual offenses against 48 different men, but investigating officers believe the number of victims to be above 200.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that since his offences came to light more men have come forward and they have identified 23 new victims, taking the total number to 206.

They said that many of his victims were enjoying nights out when Sinaga carried out his “heinous” crimes.

Sinaga waited for his potential victims outside of Manchester nightclubs and pubs in the early hours.

He would offer to let them stay at his city centre flat before drugging and raping them.

During the sentencing earlier this year Judge Suzanne Goddard QC described Sinaga as a “highly dangerous, cunning and deceitful individual who will never be safe to be released”.

His crimes came to light in June 2017 after his final victim, an 18-year-old man, woke up during the attack and fought off Sinaga.

Sinaga was badly beaten and rushed to hospital, and the police initially arrested the victim on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

However, after investigators examined Sinaga’s iPhone they discovered more than 3 terabytes of videos of his assaults and rapes.

Most of his known victims were straight young men, with three exceptions.

Although the earliest case to be tried in courts stems from 2015, police believe Sinaga began the attacks in 2005, two years before he arrived in the UK.

In a statement following the ruling, the force praised the bravery of those who came forward with evidence and helped put him behind bars.

Assistant Chief Constable Mabs Hussain said: “We welcome today’s ruling and are very pleased that Sinaga will be behind bars a further 10 years.

“From speaking to many of his victims, we know that many will be comforted by this outcome and feel that the extension reflects the heinous nature of the crimes committed.

“At the very heart of this case has always been the victims and supporting them through their horrific ordeal.

“The bravery that these men continue to show has been nothing short of incredible and we, alongside partners such as St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre and Survivors Manchester, will continue to offer as much support as possible to the victims and help them in every way we can.”

After reporting restrictions were lifted in January 2020, a number of reports were made to the police’s dedicated incident room.

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to urge anyone who thinks they may be a victim to get in touch.

If you have been affected by this case or believe that you may have been a victim of Reynhard Sinaga, then contact police or specialist support agencies.

Information can be passed to police via the Major Incident Public Portal or by calling 101.