Operation Island Colleagues Recognised for Sinaga Conviction
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GMP officers and staff who helped convict serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga have been recognised during a special ceremony.
Colleagues involved in Operation Island received Chief Constable Commendations today (Friday 5 November 2021) at Force Headquarters.
Operation Island culminated in Sinaga being sentenced to 40 years in jail after being found guilty of committing 159 counts of sexual offences against 48 different men.
Detective Chief Inspector Zed Ali, Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Island, said: "Bringing Sinaga to justice could not have been achieved without the coordinated efforts of those recognised today.
"They played crucial roles in supporting the men affected by Sinaga's dreadful crimes, gathering evidence against him, and ultimately putting him behind bars.
"Awards handed out included those for key partners such as the Crown Prosecution Service and St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre. This recognised the truly multi-agency approach required to support all the victims and successfully convict Sinaga.
"While it was a pleasure to see their hard work recognised; this does not mark the end of Operation Island. It remains a live investigation and we would encourage anyone who believes they were a victim of Sinaga to come forward.
"Supporting those affected by his crimes has always been our priority and we will always be on hand to help anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence."
For anyone who wishes to seek support but does not want to talk to police, St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre can continue to be reached 24 hours-a-day on 0161 276 6515. Survivors Manchester can be contacted on 0161 236 2182.