Richard Huckle, who was given 22 life sentences after pleading guilty to abusing babies and young children, boasted about kissing a girl in a newly revealed diary
Britain's worst paedophile, who backpacked around the world preying on youngsters in Asia, has admitted that he kissed a ‘little girl’ while he was working as a Sunday school teacher in Britain.
Sex tourist Richard Huckle, who was given 22 life sentences after pleading guilty to abusing babies and young children, boasted about the assault in his diary.
‘I’ve been given my own Sunday School class,' he wrote. 'The kids have really taken to me as their giant playmate. I got a kiss from a little girl.
‘I went to stay with the pastor and got to know his boys.'
Huckle’s admission was uncovered by BBC journalist Bronagh Munro, who has made a documentary about the former poster boy for the British Council in Malaysia.
She obtained the diary for BBC Three's Gap Year Paedophile during a year-long investigation into the 31-year-old former grammar school boy from Kent.
Retired police officer James Gamble, who resigned as head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre after it was merged with the Serious Organised Crime Agency, called for a new investigation into Huckle.
‘He was absolutely prolific,’ he told the programme. ‘I would be shocked if there were no victims of his in this country.
Huckle’s(left) admission was uncovered by BBC journalist Bronagh Munro,(right) who has made a documentary about the former poster boy for the British Council in Malaysia
‘If you were to really focus on him – and had the resources to focus in depth on him for a significant period of time – there would be more.
'I would say that within the next ten to 15 years, other young people, who are young now and who were abused by Huckle, will come forward.’
Huckle was a 19-year-old gap year student when he arrived in Malaysia in 2005.
But, instead of returning to Britain at the end of his gap year, to go to university, he remained in the Far East for nearly a decade.
During that time, he worked as an English teacher, infiltrating