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UK paedophile gets 22 life terms for crimes in Malaysia

world Updated: Jun 07, 2016 07:30 IST

LONDON: A British paedophile who preyed on Christian children in an impoverished part of Kuala Lumpur was sentenced on Monday to life in prison with a minimum term of 25 years. Judge Peter Rook handed Richard Huckle 22 life sentences to be served concurrently after he pleaded guilty to raping 22 children. He had admitted a total of 71 offences against children he groomed while posing as a volunteer working with Christian communities in the Malaysian capital.

First Published: Jun 07, 2016 07:30 IST