Man charged with murder of one of UK’s worst paedophiles
A man has been charged with the murder of one of Britain’s worst paedophiles, police have said.
Richard Huckle was serving 22 life sentences when he was found dead in his cell at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire on 13 October last year after being stabbed by another sex offender
The 33-year-old freelance photographer, from Ashford in Kent, was told in 2016 he must spend a minimum of 25 years in jail for abusing up to 200 children.
He was reportedly stabbed to death with a makeshift blade.
Paul Fitzgerald (pictured) is accused of the killing and will appear via video link at Beverley Magistrates’ Court in East Yorkshire on 5th February, Humberside Police said.
Fitzgerald, who was born in Northern Ireland once boasted: “I love raping women.”
Paul Fitzgerald was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for attacking a female dog-walker after he had already sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl and an elderly woman in north Wales.
Huckle used religion and an English teaching qualification to gain access to children in an impoverished community in Malaysia where he raped babies, toddlers and children – some over a seven-year period.
The so called ‘Gap Year’ paedophile bragged about the abuse in a twisted blog in which he awarded himself ‘PedoPoints’ for the ferocity of his sexual assaults.
He even filmed himself raping children and babies. From the age of 19 he amassed a staggering 20,000 images of child abuse that he sold for profit.
He admitted an unprecedented number of offences against children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.
A stream of the pictures and videos of his rapes and assaults were shared with paedophiles worldwide on the dark web.
He even tried to make a business out of his horrific crimes by crowdfunding the release of the images.
Huckle was working on a guide to help paedophiles abuse children and get away with it when he was arrested.
As well as the draft of Huckle’s paedophile manual, they found his “Pedopoints ledger” in which he awarded himself marks for acts of depravity with children.