He wanted to become a foster parent to abuse more kids

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  • Saturday, 04 Jun 2016

PETALING JAYA: British paedophile Richard Huckle wanted to become a foster parent so that he would have a continuous supply of children to abuse, he had written on a paedophile website, the court heard.

The Daily Mail reported that Huckle confessed that he wanted to marry one of the girls he had been abusing in Malaysia and raise foster children.

“My ambition once married would be for our family to be like foster carers for children, temporarily or long term... I would like a cycle of children to come through my house,” Huckle wrote.

Huckle, 30, spent nine years raping and sexually assaulting children while he was in Malaysia teaching English and doubling as a photographer since 2009.

He was caught with more than 20,000 images of horrific child sex abuse and attacks on an estimated 200 children, some of them toddlers.

He was arrested at Gatwick Airport when he went home for Christmas in December 2014.

The court also heard that Huckle’s parents had asked police to take him away after he admitted to the crimes.

On the second day of his sentencing hearing, prosecutor Brian O’Neill QC said before being charged Huckle was bailed under strict conditions to the home of his parents, Edwin and Christina, in Ashford, Kent.

He said his father was at the airport to meet him and investigators had conducted a search of the family address while he was in custody.

Huckle faces up to 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey after admitting to an unprecedented 71 charges, including rape, sexual assault, and sexual activity with a child.

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