Images have been released of one of Britain’s most prolific rapists, battered and bruised after one of his victims bravely fought back.
The mugshot of Reynhard Sinaga shows the convicted criminal with two black eyes, bruising to his forehead and noise and steri strips bonding cuts to his eyebrows.
The photo was taken when Sinaga was in police custody four years ago when he was first arrested, the Manchester Evening News reports .
It has since been revealed that the obsessive rapist attacked more than 200 men , offending with impunity for more than a decade.
Greater Manchester Police have released the image for the first time, ahead of a BBC documentary, Catching a Predator, which looks at the police investigation into Sinaga’s horrific crimes.
That investigation began when vile predator Sinaga was found in a pool of blood , on the bathroom floor of his apartment on Princess Street, in Manchester city centre, back in June 2017.
He had been beaten so badly by a teenager lured back to his flat, that medics thought he had a bleed on the brain.
In a scene captured on CCTV, Sinaga was stretchered from his home, slipping in and out of consciousness, and was rushed to Manchester Royal Infirmary by ambulance.
When he finally came around the following day, knowing the truth about his own crimes, he asked a nurse a chilling question if he had been raped.
Julia Quenzler /SWNS.COM)
Far from the victim he claimed to be, Sinaga is in fact the most prolific rapist in British judicial history. Police believe he had 206 victims over his decade-long spree of offences.
To those who knew him, he was chatty ‘Rey’ – a Christian, churchgoing PhD student who studied at Manchester and Leeds universities.
In truth he is an obsessive rapist who lured hundreds of men back to his city centre flat, drugged them with drinks laced with GHB or GBL and filmed the attacks on two mobile phones.
Sinaga has been described by one detective as “narcissist and a psychopath”, and by the judge who jailed him as a “highly dangerous, cunning and deceitful individual who will never be safe to be released”.
But he was only unmasked because of the actions of a brave teenager, who woke one dreadful morning face down on the floor with the rapist lying on top of him.
Like many before him, the teenager had been l ured back to Sinaga’s flat on false pretences , with the rapist posing as a Good Samaritan who was helping him relocate his friends.
But unlike the others, he woke in the middle of an attack, managed to fight back and threw Sinaga to the ground, leaving him badly injured on the bathroom floor. In the confusion he grabbed Sinaga’s iPhone and fled.
He then made a 999 call that triggered an extraordinary investigation, revealing how Sinaga stalked Manchester’s clubland for years, attacking males aged 17 to 36 after knocking them out with drugs.
“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 teenager told the operator.
“I tried to push him away”, the caller explains, describing how his knuckles hurt.
“I’ve got blood on me because I tried to hit him to get away from me. He’s trapped me in his house for most of the night.
“I’ve had to, I know it’s violent, but I’ve had to hit him a few times just to, to stop him from attacking me, been on top of me.
“I’ve had to. I’ve got blood on my hand if you want to see? Cut, I think he might be busted so, if you have to you might have to phone an ambulance ‘cause I’ve, I’ve had to hit him a few times to get him away from me.”
Just before 6am, police arrived, found Sinaga badly injured in Flat 11 and arrested the teenager on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. As he was handcuffed, he handed over a white iPhone 4 – Sinaga’s phone.
When he was finally fit to speak to officers the following day, Sinaga asked with urgency in his voice for his mobile phone.
Officers retrieved a black iPhone 6 from under the bed at his flat – a device which they were yet to discover contained videos and images which would lead to Sinaga’s jailing.
But back in the summer of 2017, when detectives asked Sinaga to provide the PIN, he repeatedly gave the wrong code. When he finally gave the correct PIN, the phone opened up on a shocking video showing Sinaga attacking the teenager.
At 3.52pm on June 3, 2017, Sinaga was initially arrested on suspicion of a single count of rape. Kept handcuffed to his hospital bed and under police guard, he was discharged and interviewed by detectives two days later.
In the hours between, police scoured his student flat and found dozens of phones, driving licences, student ID cards, watches and a wallet – all belonging to men Sinaga drugged and raped.
These ID documents, along with photos and video he took while they were out cold, and screengrabs of their Facebook profile images, are the keepsakes of a “trophy rapist”.
As the sheer magnitude of Sinaga’s offending came to light, detectives had to identify the men in the videos, find them and explain that they believed they had been targeted by the rapist.
Sinaga is serving a 40-year prison sentence after being convicted of 136 rapes, eight attempted rapes, 13 sexual assaults and two assaults by penetration.
The charges relate to 48 identified men and all took place between January 2015 and May 2017. He is serving his term at HMP Wakefield – known as ‘Monster Mansion’ because of the large number of well known murderers and sex-offenders imprisoned there.
He must spend at least four decades behind bars before he can be considered for parole. But Judge Suzanne Goddard, who presided over his four crown court trials, believes he will never be safe to be released.
In total, 155 men contacted Greater Manchester Police when details of his crimes became public knowledge back in January 2020.
Of those, 23 have been identified as victims by detectives. All have decided not to pursue prosecution as they are satisfied with the convictions and sentence already secured.