A British man sentenced to 22 life sentences — and who authorities say may have raped or abused up to 200 Malaysian children — was reportedly stabbed to death in prison on Sunday.
Richard Huckle, a freelance photographer, was sentenced in June 2016 to a minimum of 25 years in prison after he was convicted of 71 offenses against nearly two dozen children. From 2006 to 2014, Huckle raped and abused children ranging in age from six months to 12 years while living in Malaysia.
Authorities said Huckle groomed children while posing as a Christian schoolteacher and philanthropist. He was arrested in 2014 after cops were tipped off to his depraved activities.
Britain’s National Crime Agency discovered 20,000 indecent pictures on his computer — 1,117 of which showed him raping or abusing the children he was supposed to be caring for. Huckle also created a 60-page guide he titled “Pedophiles & Poverty: Child Lover Guide” a guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught.
In a blog that he kept, Huckle developed a system of “Pedopoints” that he awarded himself, noting that he had abused 191 children on his “scorecard.” Investigators uncovered images where he forced his child victims to pose with signs that advertised his “business” of abuse.
Officials ultimately identified and charged him with crimes relating to 23 Malaysian children who lived in poor Christian communities.
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