The prolific rapist, Reynhard Sinaga, who has been sentenced to jail for at least 30 years has had his sentenced referred for being unduly lenient, as the Attorney General insists he should never be released back into society.
Reynhard Sinaga, 36-years-old, was found guilty of 136 counts of rape and was sentenced on January 6 to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years at Manchester Crown Court.
The case has now been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service to the Attorney General who has now referred Sinaga’s sentence to the Court of Appeal for too lenient sentencing.
Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, thinks that Sinaga must serve a “whole life order” for his horrendous crimes, which means he will never be released from prison.
Mr Cox stated: “After carefully considering the details of this case, I have decided to refer this sentence to the Court of Appeal.
“Sinaga carried out an egregious number of attacks, over a prolonged period of time causing substantial pain and psychological suffering to his victims.
“It is now for the court to decide whether to increase the sentence.”
Sinaga is considered to be the most prolific rapist in British legal history, having been found guilty of rape and sexual assaults against 48 men. However, police believe that the number could potentially much higher than this, with it being in the hundreds.
Sinagawas found guilty of 159 offences between January 2015 and May 2017 – this involved 136 counts of rape, 13 counts of sexual assault, eight counts of attempted rape and two counts of assault by penetration.
Sinaga’s defence insisted that the men had consented to play a sex game in which they would pretend to be dead, but prosecutor Iain Simkin labelled this “preposterous” as victims were shown snoring in the footage from Sinaga’s phone that was found.
During his hearing, Sinaga was reported to show no remorse, revealing little emotion to the victims’ distressing testimonies and appeared bored, fiddling with his hair and yawning.