He also filmed, photographed and shared online his victims with pedophiles worldwide. Huckle had pleaded guilty to 71 offences and when he was arrested at London’s Gatwick Airport in 2014, he was found with over 20,000 indecent images of children, including more than 1,000 of him raping and abusing victims, on his computer and camera. “You were and are sexually obsessed with children. In one of your postings you stated that you had become consumed by your pedophilia,” he was told in the court.
He was just 19 when he began the abuse in March 2006, targeting a two-year-old child in Cambodia. After, he operated in Malaysia. Some of his victims were abused for years.The court heard Huckle had kept a hidden ledger of his activities on his computer where he awarded himself points for different types of abuse and made reference to 191 children.