KUALA LUMPUR: Police will cooperate with the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to identify Malaysian victims of convicted paedophile Richard Huckle (pic).
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said they has spoken with the NCA to provide details of the case.
He said 23 child victims had been identified so far, and police would intensify investigations into their background.
Noor Rashid said they were also trying to identify locations patronised by Huckle during his eight years in Malaysia.
“For now, we have identified one place in Jalan Kuching, Kuala Lumpur while another place is under observation,” he added.
He also asked relevant authorities in all countries to share information on paedophile perpetrators to prevent a recurrence of similar incidents.
Huckle was sentenced to life imprisonment by a London court on Monday for abusing 23 Malaysian and Cambodian babies and children over 10-year period.
It was reported that Huckle, 30, was given 22 life sentences and would serve at least 23 years behind bars for his crimes against his victims, which aged between six months to 11 years old.
Huckle had pleaded guilty to 71 offences and was found with over 20,000 indecent images of children on his computer and camera when he was arrested at Gatwick Airport in 2014.
British media reported that Huckle, a freelance photographer, might have abused up to 200 children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.
A total of 91 charges had been levelled against him and the victims were mostly from poor communities in Kuala Lumpur. â€“ Bernama