A notorious British pedophile who was handed 22 life sentences for abusing 22 children in Malaysia — and up to 200 during a seven-year spree — has been stabbed to death in a prison in England, according to reports.
Richard Huckle, 33, was found dead Sunday inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison in North Yorkshire, according to Sky News.
He was jailed in June 2016 after admitting to the horrific crimes against children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.
Huckle pleaded guilty to 71 offenses involving 22 children, but it is believed there were many more victims throughout Southeast Asia.
Images and videos of his despicable acts were shared by pedophiles across the globe on the dark web through a website called The Love Zone.
Huckle, of Ashford, Kent, posed as an English teacher and philanthropist in poor communities in Kuala Lumpur, where he targeted the children, including one from the age of 3 to 10, according to the Guardian.
Investigators found a scorecard on his computer in which he awarded himself grades for various kinds of abuse against 191 boys and girls.
“Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds,” Judge Peter Rook told him during sentencing in 2016.
“It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities,” he added.