A man described as Britain’s most prolific rapist could increase his sentence after the Crown Prosecutor’s Service wrote to the attorney general saying he should serve more than 30 years in prison.
Reynhard Sinaga, a 36-year-old mature student from Indonesia, received a life sentence with a minimum rate of 30 years by a judge in the Manchester Crown Court last week. Suzanne Goddard, QC, told him he was “doubtful” if he should receive a lifelong term, but decided that he should not be considered for release until he was 66, after four jurors declared him unanimously guilty of drugging and Abuse 48 men. while they lay comatose in their Manchester flat.
Greater Manchester police say they have evidence that suggests they could have raped 195 men between 2005 and 2017, when he was arrested.
The attorney general’s office, Geoffrey Cox QC, confirmed that he had received a letter requesting to review the sentence. The Guardian understands that the letter came from the CPS, which believes that a higher minimum rate or even a life sentence would be more appropriate.
Under the unduly lenient sentencing scheme, the attorney general has 28 days after the date of the sentence to review the sentence and make a decision.
Deciding on January 6 after four painful trials that lasted a year and a half, Goddard said he considered whether he had the authority to make sure he was never released.
“Lifetime prayers are extremely rare and I understand that a lifelong order has never been made in a case other than murder,” he said. The judge said he accepted the evidence from a forensic drug expert, Dr. Simon Elliott, who said it would be easy to kill someone with GHB, the date it is suspected that the Sinaga rape drug used to stupify their victims.
“While these crimes collectively and individually are of the greatest seriousness and, in my opinion, involved a risk to life given Dr. Elliot’s evidence, the characteristics of torture and violence are absent and do not imply death or injury Lasting serious physicals. It is clearly versed in the necessary doses and, fortunately, none of the victims suffered lasting serious physical effects.
“The only characteristic that would allow the court to contemplate the approval of a whole life order would be the large scale of its crime that now involves 48 victims, some 23 in these two trials. This is, in my opinion, a borderline case, as described in the authorities, and as such, I must avoid backing a complete life order. In my opinion, you are a very dangerous, cunning and deceptive individual who will never be sure of being released, but that is a matter of the Parole Board. “
The judge told Sinaga that the minimum term was not a fixed term, after which he would be automatically released, but the minimum time he would spend in custody before he could be considered for parole. She said: “It will be up to the Board of Probation to say at that time if and if so, under what conditions will you be discharged. If you are released, you will be subject to a license for the rest of your life. If you do not comply with some condition of his license, that license could be revoked and then he would be called to prison to continue serving his life in custody. ”
Sinaga was convicted of 159 sexual crimes: 136 counts of rape, eight counts of attempted rape, 13 counts of sexual assault and two counts of assault for penetration.