The mum of Britain’s worst ever rapist has revealed that she confronted him over sick videos of his attacks – which he described as his “documentary”.
Twisted Reynhard Sinaga was this week jailed for life after drugging and sexually violating 48 men at his city centre apartment in Manchester.
Police investigations revealed that 195 men appeared to have been filmed being assaulted while unconscious by Sinaga – with 70 of those still to be identified.
The 36-year-old, from Indonesia, launched his attacks over two-and-a-half years after moving to the UK to study.
Videos found on his phone showed him raping men, many of who were asleep after predator Sinaga discovered them drunk after nights out and offered them a bed for the night.
But in an interview with the Sunday Times, Sinaga’s mum Normawati described him as a “gentle boy”.
She revealed that when she asked him about the videos on his phone when he was imprisoned in HMP Manchester, he responded: “I like to do it. It was my documentary.”
She said she received a call from Greater Manchester Police in 2017 saying he had been arrested for a “serious crime” and was in hospital following a fight.
Normawati said she was horrified when she was told of his arrest, and could not believe the allegations against him.
As a child, she said, he didn’t get into fights, and played piano in church.
She claimed she did not know her son was gay, claiming her Christian family “does not believe in homosexuality”.
“When he was a child he never had a fight with anyone,” the rapist’s mum stated.
He was arrested after his final victim, aged 18, woke up and beat the sick atacker.
The teenager called police and was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm until officers realised what had happened.
Police uncovered the horrifying scale of Sinaga’s crimes through videos on his phone, but Normawati still refused it could be true.
His victims were all aged between 18 and 26, and all but two identified as heterosexual.
Sinaga – who was raised by an affluent family – arrived in the UK in 2007 to study after an unsuccessful spell in the US.
Normawati said she had begged him to return, but he was not willing to go back to Indonesia, saying he “fell in love” with the UK.
His property tycoon dad, Saibun Sinaga, told BBC Indonesia that the sentence handed to his son was fair.
He said: “We accept the verdict. His punishment fits his crimes.
“I don’t want to discuss the case any further.”
Born in Jambi, in Indonesia, Sinaga grew up in a well-off conservative Catholic family in Sumatra.
A friend who studied with him at the University of Indonesia also spoke to the BBC, describing him as ‘popular’.
The woman, who didn’t want to be named, said: “He was very social, friendly, easy to get along with and fun to work on projects with.”
PHD student Sinaga lured drunk men back to his flat on Montana House, in Princess Street, Manchester, before spiking their drinks with GHB.
He then filmed himself raping them while they were unconscious, often multiple times for several hours.
The details emerged during a series of Manchester Crown Court trials spanning 18 months.
Sinaga had been a perpetual student since arriving in the UK.
But, in reality, the monster had been living off payouts from his wealthy family, clueless of the crimes he was committing while thousands of miles away in Indonesia.
One former friend was quoted as saying: “His father is a very rich man. They have a mansion in the centre of Jakarta. He would boast of maids, drivers, all sorts.”