Sexual abuse cases are absolutely horrible.
But the ones that happen to innocent kids who can’t fend for themselves are even worse.
We’ve heard about the case where a British father impregnated his own daughter six times and even went on to sexually assault one of the children he had with her.
Next, we hear of this paedophile who abused up to 200 Malaysian children aged between six months and 12 years during the period of 2006 to 2014.
In 2016, 33-year-old Richard Huckle was sentenced to 22 life sentences after admitting to 71 counts of sexually abusing children, and in the midst of serving his sentence, he was found dead in his cell under “suspicious” circumstances.
According to BBC, Huckle was allegedly stabbed to death on Sunday, 13 October, with a makeshift knife after being attacked in his cell.
However, officials have yet to confirm the above circumstances.
According to Humberside Police, Huckle died at Full Sutton prison, near York.
A police investigation is ongoing.
Huckle was a freelance photographer who often posed as an English teacher and a Christian philanthropist in South-east Asia in an attempt to manipulate young children and sexually abuse them.
He had previously written in his blog a detailed version of his sexual aspirations, even going as far as to include that he hoped to marry a girl whom he met when she was just seven-years-old. He wanted to “influence her young mind” and mould “her into the perfect wife”.
He even explicitly said that he wanted his family to be foster carers after he got married.
Probably because he wanted to continue his sick cycle of sexually abusing impressionable young children.
After he was finally arrested in 2014, the police uncovered more than 20,000 indecent photos and videos of children on his computer and on his camera. Some of them even included him sexually abusing them.
According to The Guardian, they also found that he had a game called “Pedopoints ledger” where he gave himself points for 15 different levels of abuse, from “basic” to “hardcore”.
It is horrifying to know that people like this still exist around us and authorities are still trying their best to crack down on such cases.
He may be gone now but the children will always be left with the emotional and physical scars from his abuse. We can only hope that his victims find peace soon.