A serial rapist is the focus of Catching A Predator, a new crime documentary airing on BBC Two.
The new BBC show features a series of exclusive interviews that reveal how Greater Manchester Police managed to set up a case against Reynhard Sinaga over the course of a two-year investigation.
A victim of Sinaga also waived his right to anonymity in order to express himself in the context of the documentation.
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But who is Reynhard Sinaga and where is the prolific rapist now? Here’s everything you need to know before you catch a Predator.
Who is Reynhard Sinaga?
Reynhard Sinaga was a postgraduate student who studied in the UK but was originally from Indonesia.
The now 38-year-old became known as the UK’s most prolific rapist after waiting outside nightclubs and leading men who had broken up with friends to his apartment on Princess Street in Manchester city center.
Sinaga was finally caught when one of his victims regained consciousness during the attack, managed to repel it and report it to the police.
The officers confiscated Sinaga’s phone and found that he had recorded the brutal attacks on the device with hundreds of hours of footage.
The discovery led to the opening of the largest rape investigation in British history.
Where is Reynhard Sinaga now?
Reynhard Sinaga is currently incarcerated at HM Prison Wakefield, where he is serving at least 40 years in prison after being convicted of 159 sex offenses in January 2020.
He was found guilty of drugging and sexually abusing 48 men between the ages of 17 and 36 between January 2015 and June 2017, despite police believing he had previously been a criminal for years.
Daniel, the first of Sinaga’s victims to renounce anonymity, had gone out with his partner and friends in Manchester to celebrate his birthday in 2015 when he was kidnapped by Sinaga.
In the documentary, Daniel said, “I had to go to the bathroom, so I went up an alley. After that I don’t remember anything ”.
He described waking up on a sofa fully clothed the next morning feeling “battered” and said he couldn’t remember anything.
Daniel did not report it to the police because he “doubted himself” and felt “stupid”.
He decided to take part in Catching A Predator to help other victims and said, “To say as a man that I was raped is a hard thing. It makes you feel so vulnerable. “
Catching A Predator will air on Wednesday October 6th at 9pm on BBC Two