A former Christian school teacher has been sentenced to 22 life sentences by a court in Britain after he used his position teaching English in impoverished areas in the country of Malaysia to sexually abuse over 200 children, including ones as young as 6-months-old.
Thirty-year-old Richard Huckle is being called the worst pedophile in the history of Britain and reports are that the twisted man was so proud of molesting the underprivileged children that he bragged of his deeds and even published videos online and claimed that he had also authored a how-to guide, advising others of the best ways to follow in his footsteps and avoid being detected.
During the sentencing of the pedophile, the judge who oversaw the case had the opportunity to review the 60-page manual Huckle had written, and after describing it as a “truly evil document,” he commanded that the man must spend no less than 25 years in jail of his 22 life sentences. Richard Huckle had, according to the National Post, been sentenced and charged with 71 offenses, including rape, sexual abuse, and sexual activity with a child, against children who ranged in age from six months to 12 years of age between the years 2006 to 2014.
Investigators have stated that they would be hard pressed to identify another individual who had so thoroughly planned out his exploitation of vulnerable children. In the posts that he had made online, Huckle had often bragged that the best targets for his sickening pedophile activities are those from poorer regions, saying that “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”
The judge quoted the chilling line from the manual during the trial and added his own views on the man who had posed as a Christian teacher in order to gain access to young children.
“It is a truly evil document that speaks volumes about the scale of your delusion. You were and are sexually obsessed with children. You have spent years abusing them. In one of your postings you stated that you had become consumed by your pedophilia.”
One of Huckle’s comments about one of his young victims was a claim of victory over one of his victims, he boasted, “I’d hit the jackpot, a 3-year-old girl as loyal to me as my dog and nobody seemed to care.”
A woman in the public gallery viewing the proceedings shouted a phrase which is sure to reflect the thoughts of many who hear the abuses the 30-year-old inflicted upon children.
“1,000 deaths is too good for you.”
Richard Huckle first visited Malaysia during a gap year when he was about 19 years of age and ever since has been grooming the children he does voluntary work with, molesting them on a continuous basis. He was arrested back in 2014 during a Christmas visit to his parents back in London.
After his arrest in 2014, the National Crime Agency found approximately 20,000 indecent images on his computer of which 1,117 showed him raping and abusing different children who had been in his care. It was also found that the pedophile had kept a scorecard which tallied the number of children he had abused.
The Mirror mentioned a disgusting letter, read out in court, that the man had penned where he claimed that “no one cared” about his deviant and predatory sexual abuse in Kuala Lumpur because sex crimes were an “endemic” there. The pedophile also went on to state that he had “no regrets” about the time he had spent in Malaysia because it improved his “confidence and charisma.” Though he had little experience with adults as he still lacked confidence with women.
He claimed no responsibility for his actions, blaming “external factors” for the horrific campaign of abuse he had been on, angrily lashing out at “the pathetic, perverted lust of those who lured me onto the dark net” and the “poor attitude to child welfare” that allowed him to molest so many children unchecked.
The lawyers who worked on the case stated that they had never seen such lack of remorse or wide-scale abuse. The pedophile seemed to believe that because his abuse was of children from Malaysia that he really would not face any repercussions. Several photos that were found showed the victims after Huckle had forced them to pose with disgusting slogans that advertised his foul images for sale on the dark-net – the encrypted version of the internet – using Bitcoins as the standard currency.
The charges filed against Richard Huckle relate to the horrific sexual abuse of 23 girls and boys with about 22 of the victims being from Malaysia while at least one is Cambodian. In total, the British man pleaded guilty to 31 counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 13; 13 counts of rape of a child under 13; 12 counts of taking indecent photos of children; six counts of assault by penetration; three counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity; three counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in penetrative sexual activity as well as arranging or facilitating the commission of child sex offences based on the fact that he wrote that child sex abuse manual; making 20,253 indecent images and finally for advertising child pornography.
[Image Via National Crime Agency]