Manchester – Indonesian man Reynhard Sinaga who was ensnared in a rape case in England will await a crucial decision this month. According to reports, prosecutors filed a harsher sentence against the 27-year-old man to a local appeals court.
Previously, Reynhard –who was dubbed the ‘most prolific rapist’ in Britain — had been sentenced to life imprisonment, or in the context of his case, 30 years behind bars.
Life imprisonment refers to a sentence that is determined based on how long the convicted has lived. Reynhard, 27, was sentenced to a relatively ‘appropriate’ prison sentence of 30 years. Hence the verdict is called a life sentence or ‘life imprisonment’.
However, the Manchester Attorney General’s Office said in a proposal to the Court of Appeal that the verdict was “too lenient”, Sunday (4/10/2020).
The manchester-based media reported that the Prosecutor’s Office would pursue a ‘whole-life tariff’ or sentence, serving time in prison without the possibility of parole unless the court grants ‘free speech’ at a later date –according to the local criminal justice system.
Prosecutor Michael Ellis QC was reported to have prepared an appeal argument, stating that Reynhard’s actions “were the worst and most vicious the country has ever witnessed.”
Branded a narcissist and psychopath by police, Sinaga lured dozens of men back to his Manchester city centre flat, where he raped them and recorded them using two different iPhones.
Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of 159 offences in total –136 rapes, eight attempted rapes, 13 sexual assaults, and two penetration attacks.
He was convicted of raping 44 men and found guilty of sexually abusing four additional victims, and sentenced to life, or 30 years according to the context of his age, in January 2020.
Detectives, however, say they believe the true number could be much higher.
A court spokesman confirmed on Tuesday 29 September 2020 that prosecutors had filed an appeal against Sinaga’s sentencing verdict.
The appeal also targeted another convicted felon, Joseph McCann (35). The man was convicted on 37 counts of rape, sexual assault and kidnapping.
An appeal hearing against Reynhard Sinaga was originally scheduled for March 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The court rescheduled the hearing on October 14 – 15, 2020.