Handing Huckle a life sentence, Judge Peter Rook QC said: “You are just 30-years-old, you are a UK national. You have had the benefit of education in this country.
“You say that in your youth you did not feel that you belonged in this country. You travelled to, and resided in Malaysia, actually migrating there in 2010 where you committed sexual offences of the utmost gravity.
“Relentlessly you preyed upon the very young, pre pubescent children.
“This was a prolonged campaign of rape of the children.
“One of the most aggravating features of this case is the fact you targeted and groomed children from an impoverished community. That community was particularly vulnerable because of its poverty.
“Your life revolved around your obsession. It is clear that had you not been arrested, you planned to continue with the same lifestyle.
He added: “You became prolific in terms of posting indecent images.”
Discussing the planned paedophile manual, he said: “The manual is a truly evil document. It speaks volumes about the scale of your self delusion, describing your conduct as child love.
“Furthermore, it appears as though your conduct was escalating.”