A British man accused of sexually assaulting almost 200 children in vulnerable communities was handed 22 life sentences by a U.K. court. He will be jailed for a minimum of 23 years for committing the heinous crimes.
Richard Huckle, a 30-year-old photographer from Kent in the U.K., had travelled to Malaysia, Cambodia and India as an English and photography teacher for almost a decade. He was charged for the offences he committed in Malaysia.
Huckle had accepted responsibility for 71 offences, including rapes of children as young as six months, during the period between 2006 and 2014. Huckle was arrested in 2014.
In his possession was also found a manual he was creating for paedophiles. There were also as many as 20,000 images of him abusing children, which he reportedly shared with other paedophiles through the dark web.
At least 23 children were identified. Some of them suffered abuse at his hands for years, the Guardian reported. However, the actual number of children he abused during his stint in the Southeast Asian nation seems to be much higher. A ledger on his computer was used as a scorecard by him to give himself points for abusing as many as 191 boys and girls.
The judge presiding over the case said that the manual he was developing was a "truly evil document" and he must serve at least 23 years in jail.
"I'd hit the jackpot, a 3yo girl as loyal to me as my dog and nobody seemed to care [sic]," one of Huckle's online posts read, according to BBC.