One of Britain’s most prolific child offender, Richard Huckle, was found dead last Sunday, in Full Sutton Prison, near York, United Kingdom where he was serving out his life sentence.
Dubbed worst paedophile by British media, he was arrested in 2014 in the United Kingdom after months of investigation from an Australian detective unit. The unit discovered his activities in an encrypted room in the dark web where members would share pictures of child abuse and tips.
Around 20,000 images and video recording of child abuse victim were found in his hard drive, collected between 2006 and 2014. He later admitted to 71 accounts of sexual child abuse across Malaysia and Cambodia, and was ordered to serve 22 life sentences for his crimes, with a minimum of 25 years behind bars.
According to many British news sources, Huckle was believed to have been stabbed to death with a makeshift knife in prison; with a prison service spokesman confirming the death.
“HMP Full Sutton prisoner Richard Huckle died on 13 October,” the spokesman continued, “It would be inappropriate to comment further while a police investigation is ongoing.”
Using the pretext of being a photographer, English teacher and western philanthropist, Huckle was able to gain the trust of many of the more impoverished families before carrying out his abuse.
At the time, his arrest made headlines with many criticising Malaysia’s authorities for the failing of the arrest which prompted major reforms and additional laws added for child protection within the country.
Source: The Star.