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Man Who Sexually Abused 200 Children Killed By Inmate In Prison Who Wanted Him To Feel The Same Pain

Man Who Sexually Abused 200 Children Killed By Inmate In Prison Who Wanted Him To Feel The Same Pain

Initially, Paul Fitzgerald denied murder but was eventually found guilty of killing Richard Huckle in a "prolonged attack" that he said was "poetic justice" for the 33-year-old who abused kids.

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Trigger Warning: This story contains graphic details of child sex abuse that readers may find disturbing

A British man who raped and abused almost 200 kids, including a baby still in his diaper, died in the most gruesome manner while in prison. Richard Huckle had been serving 22 life sentences for his unimaginable abuse when he was found tortured to death in his prison cell at HMP Full Sutton, near York, in October 2019. It was his fellow cellmate Paul Fitzgerald, who used stabbed a pen into his brain, sexually assaulted him with a blunt object, and used an electrical wire to strangle him. Later Fitzgerald shared that he would have liked to cook bits of Huckle's body and then gone on to kill other inmates but confessed he was "having too much fun" torturing Huckle, according to Mirror.

Initially, though, Fitzgerald denied murder but was eventually found guilty of killing Huckle in a "prolonged attack" that he said was "poetic justice" for the 33-year-old who abused kids. He reportedly wanted Huckle to feel the pain his victims felt and so he tortured him to death. Hull Crown Court heard that the 30-year-old was found "straddling" the victim, who was on the floor near a pool of blood. When prison officers arrived they found Huckle, who awarded himself "PedoPoints," gagged and bound. He had suffered multiple blows to the face and one to his kidney during the attack. 



 

 

Huckle had been jailed three years before his brutal death after being found guilty of numerous offenses against children aged between six months and 12 years. For some, the news of his death was a "just end" for a disgusting predator who preyed on children in Malaysia for more than nine years. He even sold images of his sick abuse on the dark web and targeted vulnerable kids from orphanages, churches, and schools report by The Sun. But what turned Huckle into a monster who abused innocent kids is unclear. Unlike most sex offenders and murderers, the 33-year-old had a relatively normal life. He wasn't abandoned, neglected, or sexually abused as a child, something that many pedophiles have faced. Huckle himself never made any such claims and even describe his childhood as "ordinary." 

"His parents were lovely people and good parents," revealed one of his former schoolmates. Huckle grew up in a middle-class church-going family in Ashford, Kent. His friends remember Huckle as a quiet but popular child who was among few students who were accepted into a selective all-boys grammar secondary school. 
"He was so quiet, it was almost like he kept his academic ability a secret even as a child. He was a normal child, interested in normal things like Action Man," they shared. But after finishing primary school, he began drifting away from his friends and allegedly involved himself in petty crime. 



 

 

"He actually got into trouble for selling counterfeit Pokemon cards, and was trying to make money on the latest trends."Huckle was bit of an odd lad but he did have a few close mates," they said adding that Huckle was an easy target was school bullies. After studying at South Kent College he decided to take a gap year at 19 and left for Asia to do charity work. What no one knew was this so-called charity was just a cover for his depraved abuse. In 2005 he arrived in Malaysia on a gap year teaching placement and then went to Cambodia in 2006 where he sexually abused two sisters aged four and six.

But these crimes were only uncovered after a decade. During this time, he groomed and sexually abused many children overseas and even posed as an English teacher, a devoted Christian, and a photographer to trap children. One of his roommates revealed that he would always have his camera around his neck when kids were around. And while he pretended to be a man of faith in the light, he would run off to brag about how easy Malaysian kids were to target. "Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids," he wrote on the dark web that police found.



 

 

Huckle also created a 60-page guide for pedophiles like himself on "how to" trap kids. He also kept a scorecard tallying the number of kids he had abused and evens shared the vile pictures and videos of himself raping them. He was ultimately arrested in 2014 by the National Crime Agency (NCA) after Australian cops discovered his online activities. They found 20,000 images of child abuse in Huckle's possession. After admitting to 71 counts of sex abuse against children, claimed that he had low self-esteem and a "lack of confidence with women" due to which he "completely misjudged the affections I received from these children."

"I had hoped to escape this mundane life of solitude in the UK yet was overwhelmed by the attention I received in Malaysia. I am open and eager to rehabilitate from this offending behavior," he said during a press interview. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years in jail and would have been out by 2041 but then he was killed behind bars and may be paid the ultimate price for his sickening crimes. While some were furious he was spared decades behind bars, others like his former secondary schoolmate felt differently. "At least the world is rid of him and the taxpayer isn't keeping a piece of c**p like that alive," they noted. 



 

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