‘People don’t worry about their sons getting raped, but I do now’: Barrister who sent down Britain’s worse sex attacker admits he fears for his own children after ‘savage’ crimes that were ‘worse than a Gothic horror story’

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  • Barrister Ian Simkin was the chief prosecutor in the case against Reinhardt Sinaga
  • Serial rapist believed to have assaulted at least 195 men and jailed for 60 years
  • Simkin hopes the case will raise awareness of rape and sexual assault against men
  • Rape crimes say ‘graphic representation of the worst parts of human nature’

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The chief prosecutor in the case against Britain’s most prolific rapist hopes his gruesome crimes will raise awareness of rape against men.

Serial rapist Reinhard Sinaga is believed to have assaulted at least 195 men and 48 of them were found guilty of drugging, sexually abusing themselves while they were unconscious.

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Ian Simkin of Dean Court Chambers in Manchester appeared in the BBC Two documentary, Catching a Predator, detailing the investigation into Sinaga’s crimes.

The Crown Prosecution Service barrister described the rapist as “wild” and said the videos he had shot of himself abusing his victims – one of which took place over the course of 14 hours – were “worse than a gothic horror story”.

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Serial rapist Reinhard Sinaga is believed to have assaulted at least 195 men and 48 of them were found guilty of drugging, sexually abusing themselves while they were unconscious.

Crown Prosecution Service barrister Ian Simkin of Dean's Court Chambers in Manchester appeared in the BBC Two documentary Catching a Predator, which will detail the investigation into Sinaga's crimes.

Crown Prosecution Service barrister Ian Simkin of Dean’s Court Chambers in Manchester appeared in the BBC Two documentary Catching a Predator, which will detail the investigation into Sinaga’s crimes.

“I hope this has raised awareness that men are raped. ‘Men are raped. I have four sons and when they go to university I know I will be more worried than ever.

‘My friends who have daughters are always worried that something will happen to your daughters, you don’t think about it for your sons. But now I do.’

Simkin also said that he does ‘very few’ rape cases after the Sinaga case – calling them a graphic representation of the worst parts of human nature.

Sinaga, 36 at the time, was an Indonesian student living in Manchester who would roam the street late at night and lure men into his apartment – before giving them narcotics so that they would faint and sexually assault them.

Sinaga's investigation began when one of his victims regained consciousness on the bathroom floor and fought with the rapist before reporting the incident to the police.  Rapist is pictured after being beaten up by one of his victims

Sinaga’s investigation began when one of his victims regained consciousness on the bathroom floor and fought with the rapist before reporting the incident to the police. Rapist is pictured after being beaten up by one of his victims

Sinaga’s investigation began in 2017 when one of his victims regained consciousness on the bathroom floor and fought with the rapist before reporting the incident to the police.

The six-foot-tall, 13-stone teenager described how he woke up with trousers around his ankles and was molested by the assailant. He beat up the rapist, beat him so badly that his brain bleed and he had to be taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Initially the 18-year-old victim was arrested for assault, but it was eventually revealed that Sinaga had let her go. He had an iPhone 4 in his flat with sick videos of drunk men raping him.

Di Matt Gregory was the first detective at the scene, and recalls describing himself as a ‘terrible person’ after Sinaga was arrested for rape.

Officers searching Sinaga’s flat found cameras, memory cards, mobile phones, laptops and hard drives containing an online library of videos.

It was later revealed that the rapist had kept three terabytes of data on his devices, with one terabyte being the equivalent of 250,000 photographs and 250 DVDs.

Officers searching Sinaga's flat (pictured) found cameras, memory cards, mobile phones, laptops and hard drives, which contained an online library of videos.

Officers searching Sinaga’s flat (pictured) found cameras, memory cards, mobile phones, laptops and hard drives, which contained an online library of videos.

Sinaga, 36 at the time, was an Indonesian student living in Manchester who would roam the street late at night and take the men to their apartments (pictured) – before giving them narcotics – he fainted and sexually assaulted them

Sinaga, 36 at the time, was an Indonesian student living in Manchester who would roam the street late at night and take the men to their apartments (pictured) – before giving them narcotics – he fainted and sexually assaulted them

They also found that Sinaga had seen victims on Facebook and stored their descriptions and photographs as ‘trophies’, along with other sick mementos such as phones, watches and driving licenses.

DS Natalie McDonald had already seen a video of Sinaga raping a victim before her first police interview, and knew he was lying because he denied guilt.

She said, ‘I came out of the interview thinking that she wants people to feel sorry for her’.

‘He was lying and his tears were towards the end, I don’t think it is because of what he saw in front of him. I think it was just another tactic to try and find out that people didn’t believe he was the victim.

‘Until you meet Reinhardt Sinaga, you won’t know what the level of flirtation with him is’.

DS Natalie McDonald (pictured) had already seen a video of Sinaga raping a victim before her first police interview, and knew she was lying because she denied the crime

DS Natalie McDonald (pictured) had already seen a video of Sinaga raping a victim before her first police interview, and knew she was lying because she denied the crime

DS Kimberley Hyams-Evans (pictured) was investigating an eight-week-old investigation into a similar 2017 incident

DS Kimberley Hyams-Evans (pictured) was investigating an eight-week-old investigation into a similar 2017 incident

She said her first police exit made it clear that the case was “growing up” and that the police linked the crime to an eight-week-old investigation into a similar incident.

DS Kimberly Hyams-Evans explained: ‘The guy who reported this was really confused what he thought.

‘He was watching a band with friends at a bar, then he woke up in a place he was unfamiliar with, but could not give any details about how he got from place to place and went through these steps to analyze. Was getting confused flashbacks. entered’.

After forensic examination of the victim’s clothing, it was confirmed that Sinaga was behind the second rape, and four days before the investigation had already confirmed 16 victims.

‘The content of the phone was terrible,’ DS Kimberley said. ‘There were videos on videos of youths being sexually abused and raped.

DC Dorothy Orr (pictured) recalls the gruesome task of notifying men she found on Synaga's devices that they were victims of rape or sexual assault

DC Dorothy Orr (pictured) recalls the gruesome task of notifying the men she found on Synaga’s devices that they were rape victims or…

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