Richard William Huckle (14 May 1986 – 13 October 2019) was a convicted British serial sex offender. He was arrested by Britain's National Crime Agency after a tip-off from Australian Police and convicted of 71 counts of serious sexual assaults against children while posing as a teacher, photographer and supposed Christian in Malaysia.Huckle has been described as one of Britain's worst ever paedophiles, although he was only 28 years old at the time of his arrest. On 6 June 2016, he was given 22 life sentences with a minimum prison term of 25 years before being eligible to apply for parole.On 13 October 2019, Huckle was reportedly stabbed to death (over 22 times) in his cell. It later emerged he was actually strangled to death with a guitar string.
On 13 October 2019, Huckle was found strangled and stabbed to death in his cell at Full Sutton prison, aged 33. Another prisoner was charged with his murder in January 2020.