ONE of Britain’s worst paedophiles has been stabbed to death in prison.
Ex-English teacher Richard Huckle – serving 22 life terms for abusing up to 200 children abroad – was found slumped in his cell at top security Full Sutton jail, East Yorks, on Sunday.
Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences for his crimes[/caption]
Another unnamed con was in segregation today with cops set to launch a murder probe.
Last night a source told The Sun: “It looks like Huckle was stabbed to death with makeshift blade.
“It’s not clear yet if the weapon has been found.”
Huckle, 33, admitted 71 counts of sex abuse against up to 200 children across Malaysia over nine years, some as young as six months.
As he was jailed in June 2016 for a minimum of 25 years, a friend of one victim yelled: “A thousand deaths is too good for you.”
The Old Bailey heard Huckle, a former member of a baptist church in Ashford, England, uses his religion as a “stepping stone” for grooming kids in a Christian community.
He clasped his hands in a prayer-like gesture as Judge Peter Rook QC told him: “You targeted and groomed children and their families in a poor community, no doubt seeking to impress them with your relative wealth as a Westerner.”
Huckle bragged online of his abuse, awarding himself points for varying grades of assaults on kids.
He raised money on the encrypted version of the internet known as the dark web.
He even awarded himself “PedoPoints” depending on the severity of his crimes and also wrote a handbook for Western perverts in Asia.
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But he was traced by Aussie cops and arrested at Gatwick while returning to see his family for Christmas.
Police found 20,253 sick images on hard drives, many showing him abusing kids.
He wrote commentaries including: “I’d hit the jackpot, a three-year-old girl as loyal to me as my dog and no one seemed to care.”
Huckle bragged about his crimes on the dark web and even wrote a paedo guide[/caption]
The pervert was arrested at Gatwick Airport in 2014 while trying to visit his family for Christmas[/caption]