LONDON, Oct. 14 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Pedophile Richard Huckle, convicted of abusing 191 Malaysian babies and minors in Yorkshire, in the north of England, has been killed this Sunday in Full Sutton prison.
The inmate was found dead at 33 years of age and the Humberside Police has already opened an investigation. “We were notified shortly after 12:30 pm (Sunday) to report the death of a man in prison,” a police spokeswoman explained in statements collected by the British newspaper 'The Guardian'.
The authorities have not given more details about what happened, but sources cited by the newspaper 'The Guardian' suggest that Huckle was stabbed in his cell with an improvised knife.
Huckle acknowledged in the trial to have committed 71 crimes against children between six months and twelve years between 2006 and 2014, so he was sentenced to 22 life sentences for which he had to serve a minimum of 25 years in prison. The case reached even greater relevance because the offender shared images of his crimes on the 'dark web'.
Huckle presented himself as an English teacher and philanthropist in poor Christian communities in Kuala Lumpur. Some of the victims suffered abuse for years, such as one of them who was assaulted since he was three until he turned ten. The abuses began when he was 19 years old and until he was arrested in 2016 in London, already 30 years old.
Full Sutton Prison is one of the maximum security prisons in the United Kingdom with capacity for about 558 inmates. In 2011 he was killed by another inmate in the same prison Colin Hatch, convicted of the murder of children.