Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Prolific Paedophile Jailed For Life -

one of those fam­i­lies. They mean noth­ing to you.”

The court was told that af­ter be­ing ar­rested at Gatwick Air- port be­fore Christ­mas in 2014 he was bailed back to his par­ents’ home in Park Farm, Ash­ford, the same night.

Brian O’Neill, pros­e­cut­ing, told the court that his mother Christina and his fa­ther Ed­win had con­fronted him about the sick­en­ing al­le­ga­tions the next morn­ing and he con­fessed.

Mr O’Neill said: “His mother was ex­tremely up­set and an­gry. She and his fa­ther called the po­lice and asked them to take their son away.

“They made it clear they did not want him un­der their roof.”

The former Har­vey Gram­mar School pupil went to Malaysia on a gap year in 2005 and ad­mit­ted abus­ing a two-year-old in Cam­bo­dia in March 2006.

He then later re­turned to Malaysia in 2007 and be­gan tar­get­ing vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren be­tween the ages of three months old and 12, in­clud­ing two sis­ters who he abused over a seven-year pe­riod.

He filmed and pho­tographed child rape be­fore post­ing on paedophile fo­rums on the dark web in ex­change for pay­ment of Bit­coins.

In on­line posts he wrote: “If you re­ally want to fully em­brace child love, then poverty is the way. Poor chil­dren might be ugly, ill­man­nered and un­healthy but mid­dle class kids are a no-go area.”

Huckle also kept an elec­tronic ledger to record his crimes, giv­ing him­self a points score based on dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of abuse.

He was so con­fi­dent he would not get caught that he be­gan work­ing on a 60-page man­ual for other pae­dophiles on how to com­mit child sex of­fences but the Na­tional Crime Agency had been tipped off that he was a Bri­tish na­tional in 2014 and be­gin­ning a painstak­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion to bring him to jus­tice. The sick­en­ing de­tails of Huckle’s crimes were read out in court, where prose­cu­tor Brian O’Neill said many of the vic­tims lived in chil­dren’s homes.

Brian O’Neill said: “Huckle held him­self out as a le­git­i­mate stu­dent, pho­tog­ra­pher, English teacher and phi­lan­thropist, but was in fact abus­ing the chil­dren he pur­ported to care about.

“He was trusted by par­ents and other adult family mem­bers to take these chil­dren out for treats on their birthdays, to as­sist them with their lessons, and their home­work.

“He was trusted to take chil­dren out of care homes where they had been placed.

“Girls, boys, ba­bies, tod­dlers, young chil­dren and pre-teens.

“Some chil­dren were abused for many years and plainly be­came con­di­tioned to meet­ing the de­fen­dant’s sex­ual de­mands.

“The abuse ran the full gamut of of­fend­ing in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple rapes. On oc­ca­sions chil­dren were en­cour­aged to sex­u­ally abuse one an­other or were present when he was abus­ing an­other child.”


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