The name Reynhard Sinaga has again attracted attention after British police released a photo of him battered after being beaten by his rape victim before being arrested by the authorities in 2017.
Reynhard’s lunge, which was touted as the biggest sex predator in British history, was brought up again.
This case stems from a report that a victim who had previously been sedated finally woke up when Reynhard carried out his actions in June 2017.
The victim, who is an athlete, fought back and beat Reynhard to a pulp, then was taken to the hospital.
The police are interrogating the victim for allegedly attacking Reynhard. But later, the police checked Rey’s cellphone and found several videos of rape, including against the victim.
The police then tracked down the victims in the videos. Authorities eventually estimated that Rey had raped more than 200 people.
During the investigation, one by one Rey’s victims were found. The police moved in to look for them. But apparently, not all of the victims realized that Rey had been harassed.
For some victims, this report was shocking and frightening because it was only known years after the attack occurred.
However, there are also victims who state that this fact can answer questions about some strange memories that they did not understand before.
Officially, the Jambi-born Indonesian man was charged with raping and sexually assaulting 48 victims over a 2.5 year period from January 1, 2015 to June 2, 2017.
During the trial, Reynhard insisted that the sexual relationship was consensual. He claimed the victims enjoyed sexual fantasies carried out in their homes.
Contrary to what Rey said, the victims admitted to being rape victims after being taken to the apartment and drinking alcohol which turned out to be drugged.
Overall, the Rey case trial was divided into four stages and all of them were held behind closed doors. Courts are concerned that if trial material is broadcast in the media, it could discourage potential victims or witnesses from reporting crimes or providing evidence in court.
The first trial was held from June 1 to July 10 2018 with the testimonies of 13 victims. The second stage trial was from April 1 to May 7, 2019 with 12 victims. The third stage was held from September 16 to October 4, 2019 with 10 victims.
The last trial was held in December 2019 with 13 victims. During the trial, prosecutors read out 30 charges of rape and two sexual assaults.
The court finally sentenced Reynhard to life in prison.