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    British paedophile faces life in jail for prolific child abuse in Malaysia

    One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles is facing multiple life sentences after he posed as an English teacher to target, groom and abuse Malaysian babies and young children.

    Richard Huckle, 30, a photographer from Ashford, Kent, admitted an “unprecedented and exceptional” 71 offences against children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.

    He had faced 91 charges, with 23 children from mainly poor Christian communities in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, identified, though investigators believe he abused up to 200 young victims after persuading their families he was a respectable Christian philanthropist.

    Richard Huckle admitted to 71 offences during a series of hearings. Photograph: NCA/PA
    Of one, he bragged: “I’d hit the jackpot, a three-year-old girl as loyal to me as my dog and nobody seemed to care,” the Old Bailey heard.

    His catalogue of abuse stretched back to when he was 19 and on a gap year, teaching in south-east Asia. After his arrest, more than 20,000 obscene images of boys and girls taken during his visits to the far east were found on his computer.

    Described as a “constant groomer”, he boasted about his crimes on the “dark web”. He put together a 60-page manual, Paedophiles and Poverty: Child Love Guide, on how to select deprived victims and avoid detection, which was found encrypted on his laptop and which he planned to publish online. He wanted to create a “Paedo Wiki guide”, the court heard.

    The laptop also contained a “Pedopoints” ledger, a game he devised awarding himself different points for 15 different levels of depravity on children, which he rated from “basic” to “hardcore”, and which he also wrote about on a paedophile website.

    He attempted to crowdfund his abuse online using bitcoin, posting footage of a three-year-old girl and making 105% of the target funding, the court heard.

    Arrested at Gatwick airport by National Crime Agency (NCA) officials when he returned home for Christmas in 2014, he initially pleaded not guilty to all 91 charges, then gradually admitted 71 counts.

    The NCA was tipped off about Huckle as part of an international police operation in late 2014, and after analysing his online posts and photographs, concluded the majority of his victims were being abused in Malaysia, although one was targeted in Cambodia. He was charged under legislation allowing a British suspect to be charged for crimes abroad.

    On paedophile forums, he boasted: “Impoverished kids are definitely much, much easier to seduce than middle-class western kids; I still plan to publish a guide on this subject.” He said poorer families were impressed by his “high status”.

    He targeted and groomed the children of deprived families, impressing them with his “relative wealth and status as a westerner”, said prosecutor Brian O’Neill QC.

    Of the charges, 14 were for rape, five digital penetration, 31 sexual assaults, six grooming children to expose or touch themselves or other children sexually, 12 for taking photographs and one of arranging or facilitating child sex offences relating to the manual.

    O’Neill said the admitted abuse meant public interest did not require a trial on the outstanding 20 counts, which could lie on file.

    Born and brought up in Britain, Huckle was described as a loner spending his teenage years on his computer before travelling to south-east Asia. His earliest recorded abuse, when he was 19, involved a two-year-old in Cambodia, though his other victims were in Malaysia. Some were abused over many years, and groomed to abuse each other.

    “Frequently the abuse included taking photographs of those children, editing them to achieve anonymity and uploading still and moving images and graphic details of his exploits to the paedophile network TLZ [The Love Zone, since closed down] on the hidden internet also known as the ‘dark web’,” said O’Neill.

    His sentencing hearing, which began on Wednesday, is expected to last until Friday. At an earlier hearing, Judge Peter Rook QC, warned him the counts he had admitted to “amount to sexual offending of the utmost gravity and as a result I am considering life sentences in your case”.

    Huckle’s parents sold the family home and disappeared soon after his arrest. His sister-in-law told Sky News: “None of his family will speak about him. None of us ever want to see Richard again.”

    Sky News also contacted Richard’s friends. Scott Chapman, who was at grammar school with him, and later at college, described Huckle as a loner, but not unusual. He said: “He never seemed off or anything like that. He just seemed like a normal person, just very quiet, didn’t really talk about home or things like that.”

    When Chapman was shown the charge sheet showing what his friend had admitted to, he was briefly speechless and then said: “I’m genuinely shocked. I’m shaking. It makes you feel sick. A couple of the other guys we were friends with have kids in this age range. They are a little bit older than mine but he may have even been around our friends’ kids at this age.”

    Senior officer James Traynor said Huckle was a “predatory paedophile” who “based his whole life around the sexual abuse of children, around the grooming of adults in order to gain access to their children”. Investigators believe there are more of his victims in south-east Asia.

    Deputy head of operations, Det Supt Matthew Long, said Huckle was “one of the most committed, manipulative, conniving paedophiles” they had encountered.

    Tony Cook, head of operations at Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) said: “There is no doubt that the quantity and quality of the offending of this particular individual would have increased had he not been arrested. He is only 30 years of age, so we can only imagine what sort of offending he had in front of him.”

    British paedophile faces life in jail for prolific child abuse in Malaysia

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    He should be sent back to Malaysia to prison.

    Or put down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    He should be sent back to Malaysia to prison......
    ......shipped in six different boxes.

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    I have just watched the BBC news report on this man(?) and I'm just gobsmacked as to his casualness in his crimes. Jail time is too good for him.

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    Meanwhile, Swirl Face is sentenced to 5.5 years in Canada...

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    I generally have some degree of understanding or empathy with most people, even when I don't like them or despise their actions.
    This guy, however, I can not get my head around. He's an alien species with whom I could never make a connection on any human level. He's worse than a lion eating it's own cubs.
    There's nothing sexual about a child. How can a human being get sexually excited by a child?

    I agree with the send back to Malaysian prison idea or slow death.

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    That rag of a PC newspaper, the Guardian, in the opening post, describing his as a photographer...
    The only photos he seemed to sell were to other paedos for bitcoin

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    Fucking Rat head.

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    Started at age 19 "teaching" during a gap year...and finally arrested at age 30.

    Somehow I'm not sure I can look at random dandy young teachers with indifference in future...well at least for the next two weeks...or until I bump into another OAP 'closet' paedo prior. Fookin' A , sick bastards, the lot of 'em.

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    I wouldn't put him as Britains worst pedo, that crown still sits on the head of Jimmy Savile.

    But, having had a new member of my family born 11 months ago, i can honestly say that if anyone inappropriately touches that little girl they shall have the wrath of my whole family down on them in a second.

    I would personally take a baseball bat and inflict bodily harm. Whatever the consequences. And i have a good right hook, supposedly!!

    Or anyone elses child.

    Scum, pondlife, dogshite. There is no word to describe someone like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenR
    how many cowering children have faced that approaching them with his tongue out ready to do whatever
    Yea the horror. Something a child will live with for ever.

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    Can the UK not send him back to the place where he commited these horrific crimes?

    To be repetitive - why should the UK tax payers pay for that scum to wallow in a nice jail for about five years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat
    I wouldn't put him as Britains worst pedo, that crown still sits on the head of Jimmy Savile.
    Unfortunately Savile isn't even close to being Britain's worst paedo. I won't post horror stories here but a simple web search will find quite a few people even more depraved and more evil than Savile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Meanwhile, Swirl Face is sentenced to 5.5 years in Canada...
    That was nuts, most psychologists say pedos never change and cannot be reformed.

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    Should let all the victims parents have 30 minutes with him.

    Hope the scum gets his comeuppance in the nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Can the UK not send him back to the place where he commited these horrific crimes?

    To be repetitive - why should the UK tax payers pay for that scum to wallow in a nice jail for about five years.
    He will get about 50 years at least

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    Got 22 'life sentences'. Which translates to 25 years.

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    He won't get out alive.

    Thank Christ one of the countries involved has a police force and judiciary that actually gives a fcuk about doing the right thing.

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    British Pedophile Gets Life for Malaysia, Cambodia Crimes

    LONDON—
    British pedophile Richard Huckle was sentenced to life in prison by a London court on Monday for abusing 23 Malaysian and Cambodian babies and children over almost a decade.

    Huckle, 30, stood in the dock at London's Old Bailey court with his hands clasped together as if in prayer as he was told he would have to serve at least 23 years behind bars for his crimes against impoverished victims aged 6 months to 11 years.

    "It is very rare indeed that a judge has to sentence sexual offending by one person on such a scale as this," said judge Peter Rook.

    As Huckle was led away after the sentencing, a woman sitting in the public gallery shouted: "a thousand deaths is too good for you.”

    Huckle had pleaded guilty to 71 offenses and was found with over 20,000 indecent images of children on his computer and camera when he was arrested at Gatwick Airport in 2014.

    He is one of the most prolific child sex abusers known to have operated in Malaysia, where the authorities have been criticized for failing to properly tackle sex crimes against children.

    The sentencing was leading news bulletins in Malaysia and in one community in the capital Kuala Lumpur that Huckle frequented it was hailed as just.

    "For doing this to the children, this is the correct [decision]. Wherever the crime happened. I'm happy about the verdict," said community leader Sunderam Vadivelu.

    Vadivelu said Huckle often visited the community, which is a settlement for poor families displaced by construction projects in the city.

    Malaysian police have said they are seeking details on the victims from their British counterparts while the government has set up a hot line for members of the public to phone if they have information.

    But a rights group in Malaysia said the Huckle case was the tip of the iceberg.

    "Sadly, child sex abuse is very prevalent in Malaysia," said Sharmila Sekaran of the advocacy group Voice of the Children.

    Prolonged campaign of rape

    The London court heard Huckle abused his victims over a period of nine years between March 2006 and December 2014. All the crimes took place in Malaysia, apart from the first incident which involved the abuse of a 2-year-old child during a visit to Cambodia.

    "Relentlessly, you preyed upon the very young - pre-pubescent vulnerable children from a minority ethnic community into which you ingratiated yourself," the judge told him.

    "This was a prolonged campaign of rape of the children from a small community."

    The judge said one of the most aggravating features of the case was that Huckle targeted and groomed impoverished children and their families, seeking to impress them with his relative wealth and status as a Westerner.

    "Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life," he added. "Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds."

    Huckle boasted of his crimes online and had written a
    60-page manual advising other pedophiles on how to abuse children.

    The judge said this was a "truly evil document proselytizing pedophilia" and that Huckle had intended this to become a commercial enterprise.

    British Pedophile Gets Life for Malaysia, Cambodia Crimes

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    Good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    Good news.
    In some ways but 22 life sentences with the likely hood of then being released after 25 years?

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    Got to wonder why these were concurrent instead of consecutive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Can the UK not send him back to the place where he commited these horrific crimes?

    To be repetitive - why should the UK tax payers pay for that scum to wallow in a nice jail for about five years.
    At its simplest, he was charged and convicted with breaking a british law, hence his trial and jailing in the UK. And really we should accept responsibility for our own shit rather an dumping it on some other nation.

    given the judges comments I recon his chances of parol in 23 years are very small. Personally I suspect he's going to be in jail, with his regrets, his memories and little else until he's in his 70's when they will dump him institutionalized and alone into a world that completely alien to him.
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