“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul”-Dave Pelzer.
Being explicit and obscene with a child do not fall into the category of one expressing their sexuality, it is an abuse, simple. To forcibly have your way with someone of age is crime enough but rendering such same “service” to a child who is defenceless and probably cannot distinct right from wrong is gruesome. It is like setting fire to a house knowing very well all the family members are in there. Such abuses do not have immediate effect on the said child but leaves irrevocable mental and emotional damages .
A British national who abused up to 200 Malaysian children and posted videos of his perverted act online has been given 22 life sentences, due to serve at least 23 years in prison
Richard Huckle, 30, admitted an unprecedented number of offences against children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014 when he masqueraded as a devout Christian, photographer and English teacher to prey on poor children in Kuala Lumpur over nine years.
A series of pictures and videos of his rapes and assaults on children were shared with paedophiles worldwide through an encrypted website. He even tried to make a business out of his horrific crimes by crowd-funding the release of the images and was compiling a paedophile’s manual at the time of his arrest by the British National Crime Agency.
Judge Peter Rook QC who presided over the case told the offender “had you not been arrested you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities because you are consumed in paedophilia”.
Huckle’s paedophilia began as soon as he reached adulthood when he took a gap year in Cambodia, where he molested a toddler. The depraved act continued when he spent almost a decade in Malaysia as a Christian volunteer and teacher. Although there was no evidence that he committed any crimes in Britain, Huckle cultivated his image of a devoutly religious philanthropist at home and abroad. His parents begged to police to take him away and were prepared to testify against him in court. To think that he cladded himself with christianity, it’s such a shame.
“It is not a single crime when a child is photographed while sexually assaulted (raped.) It is a life time crime that should have life time punishments attached to it. If the surviving child is, more often than not, going to suffer for life for the crime(s) committed against them, shouldn’t the paedophiles suffer just as long? If it often takes decades for survivors to come to terms with exactly how much damage was caused to them, why are there time limits for prosecution?”-Sierra D. Waters.
23 years is a luxury looking at his crime, he deserved more.