Tuesday, January 14, 2020

29 year-old man arrested after UK's worst paedophile is stabbed to death in prison

A man has been arrested after one of Britain's worst paedophiles was found stabbed to death in his prison cell.

Richard Huckle, 33, was stabbed with a makeshift blade at HMP Full Sutton while serving 22 life sentences for abuse against 191 youngsters aged between six months and 12 years.

Humberside Police said officers had arrested a 29-year-old man after the incident last October and had passed a file to prosecutors for consideration.

In a statement, the force said: "A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at HMP Full Sutton on October 13 2019.


"A file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and we are awaiting their decision regarding charges."

Huckle, a freelance photographer, from Ashford in Kent, awarded himself "Pedopoints" for different acts of abuse against his young victims.

He also sold images of his sickening depravity on the dark web.

In online posts, Huckle bragged that it was easier to target impoverished children in Malaysia than those from wealthy Western backgrounds.

He was arrested when he was stopped at Gatwick Airport en route to spend Christmas with his family in 2014, after Australian authorities tipped off the UK's National Crime Agency.

At the time of his arrest, he was writing a guide to teach fellow paedophiles how to abuse children and avoid detection.

Officers seized his encrypted laptop and managed to uncover more than 20,000 indecent pictures and videos although there were other files they were unable to crack.



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