Richard Huckle, who abused up to 200 Malaysian Babies and children was stabbed to death in Prison on Sunday.
Richard Huckle was a photographer from Ashford in Kent. He received 22 life sentences for admitting unprecedented and exceptional 71 offences against children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years from 2006 and 2014. He was to serve a minimum of 25years in prison.
Jailed at 30 in 2016, died at 33 years but the catalogue of his abuse dates back to when he was 19 and on a gap year teaching in South -East Asia.
Among the 23 children he abused in Kuala Lumpur, one was abused right from the ages of 3 until 10. He lures children to himself posing as an English teacher and a philanthropist. When he takes them out to celebrate their birthday, he will molest at his house.
Ledger and scorecard where he awarded himself marks for abuses were found in his computer by investigators. Huckle awarded himself marks for various kinds of abuses on 191 girls and boys. He rated them from “basic” to “hardcore”
While sentencing Huckle, Judge Peter Rook says, “Your offending behaviour became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolves around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated, your self-delusion knows no bound…”
Huckle was arrested in 2014 at Gatwick airport by National Crime Agency officials when he returned home for Christmas. While Australian investigators were investigating another paedophile who ran a child abuse site in the dark web, they found Huckle was a prolific user of the site and then traced him.
Before his arrest, he was about creating a “paedo wiki guide.” The information was gathered from his laptop with 20,000 obscene images and a “paedopoint” ledger.
He refused to hand over an encrypted password to hidden files on his computer. It was because of his refusal that Judge Rook says he showed “no genuine remorse” despite his letter of apology to families of victims and the Malaysian government.
His family abhors him.