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Jakarta Post

Serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga bullied as a child in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal and Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi and Jakarta   /   Sat, January 11, 2020   /  05:40 pm
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Convicted serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga.(

After a shock revelation that Reynhard Sinaga, an Indonesian student who was studying for a Ph.D in Manchester, was found guilty of sexually assaulting scores of men, and named the most prolific rapist in British criminal history, friends have come forward to reveal his difficult childhood in Jambi.   Born in 1983 as the first son of Saibun Sinaga, a businessman in the plantation and property sectors, he went to a popular Catholic elementary school that was attended by affluent families in Jambi city, the capital of the province of the same name. He studied from 1989 to 1998 before the family moved to Depok, West Java. Lidya, a friend who went to the same private elementary school with him, remembered him as a smart student who loved reading books. “Many people depended on him,” she told The Jakarta Post. She said she was not surprised to hear years late...