Joseph McCann and Reynard Sinaga have their minimum jail terms increased

Two of Britain’s worst rapists Joseph McCann and Reynard Sinaga have their minimum jail terms increased from 30 to 40 years at Court of Appeal

  • McCann, 35, handed 33 life sentences at the Old Bailey in December for attacks 
  • Sinaga, 37, was also sentenced to life in January at Manchester Crown Court 
  • Pair have had their minimum jail terms increased from 30 to 40 years today

Notorious rapists Joseph McCann and Reynard Sinaga have had their minimum jail terms increased from 30 to 40 years by the Court of Appeal. 

McCann, 35, was given 33 life sentences at the Old Bailey in December for a string of horrific sex attacks on 11 women and children during a 15-day cocaine and vodka-fuelled rampage.

Sinaga, 37, was also sentenced to life in January at Manchester Crown Court for a total of 159 offences, including 136 counts of rape, committed against 48 men – although police have linked him to more than 190 potential victims.  

The Attorney General’s Office referred the 30-year minimum jail terms handed to McCann and Sinaga to the Court of Appeal as ‘unduly lenient’ earlier this year.    

Rapist Reynhard Sinaga

Rapist Joseph McCann

Notorious rapists Joseph McCann (right) and Reynard Sinaga (left) have had their minimum jail terms increased from 30 to 40 years by the Court of Appeal

McCann carried out a series of sex attacks in London and the North West in April and May 2019, just two months after the convicted burglar was wrongly freed from prison following ‘major failings’ by probation staff.

He was found guilty in December of 37 charges relating to 11 victims, aged between 11 and 71, and was described by the sentencing judge, Mr Justice Edis, as a ‘classic psychopath’. 

Sinaga – the UK’s most prolific serial rapist – preyed on lone, drunk young men around nightclubs near his flat in Manchester, posing as a Good Samaritan who offered them a floor to sleep on or promised them more drink.

The Indonesian student drugged the men then filmed himself sexually violating them while they were unconscious, with many of his victims having little or no memory of the assaults.

Judge Suzanne Goddard QC, who sentenced him to a minimum of 30 years, described Sinaga as ‘an evil serial sexual predator’ and a ‘monster’.

More to follow. 

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