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New Documentary On Serial Rapist Reynhard Sinaga Is Coming To The BBC

New Documentary On Serial Rapist Reynhard Sinaga Is Coming To The BBC

A new BBC Two documentary is set to explore the horrific crimes of Reynhard Sinaga, the most prolific rapist in British legal history.

Sinaga drugged and raped 136 victims, sexual assaulting even more, between the years of 2015 and 2017 in Manchester.

Indonesian-born Sinaga would routinely prey on lone victims outside nightclubs, offering them to come back to his with the promise of a party or a simply a place to stay.

He'd then drug them before raping them, often video recording the attacks, boasting about his exploits on WhatsApp the following day and keeping 'trophies' from his victims.

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 (Credit: Police Handout)
(Credit: Police Handout)

On 6 January 2020, Sinaga was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 30 years.

Now, a new BBC film - Predator: The Conviction Of Reynhard Sinaga - is set to explore the serial rapist's crimes.

The BBC say of the documentary: "In the context of the ongoing search for victims, many of whom have come forward since Sinaga's sentencing was made public this year, this new BBC Two film will tell the story of a meticulous police investigation that unfolded over two years before bringing the man described by the prosecution as the most prolific rapist in British legal history, to justice."

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Directed by BAFTA-nominated Liza Williams, the documentary is set to "examine the psychology and making of a unique and sophisticated sexual predator" and "shine a spotlight on underexplored broader questions about the experience of male rape" which the channel calls "one of the least reported serious crimes in the UK."

The issue was recently explored in Michaela Coel's blistering BBC drama I May Destroy You, which deals with issues of consent and sexual assault.

In the series, character Kwame is sexually assaulted by a man he meets on Grindr and struggles with coming forward.

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There's currently no confirmed date for Predator: The Conviction Of Reynhard Sinaga but I May Destroy You can be streamed on BBC iPlayer now.

Featured Image Credit: Police Handout

Topics: BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.