British paedophile raped babies, toddlers while working as English teacher in Malaysia

A British paedophile admitted to committing sex attacks on children from as young as six months in Malaysia.

According to The Star via AsiaOne, Richard Huckle, 30, uploaded photos and videos of himself abusing the children onto the dark web -- a hard to access part of the Internet that is notoriously used for illegal activity.

Investigators discovered over 20,000 indecent images on his computer.

They also found a ledger that he had kept of his attacks a manual he had written called "Paedophiles And Poverty: Chil Lover Guide".

The horrific details of his sexual offences were uncovered for the first time on Wednesday (June 1) during his sentencing hearing in London.

He faced a total of 91 charges including against 23 children in Kuala Lumpur where he was working as an English Teacher.

His victims were aged between six months and 12 years and the offences were committed between 2006 and 2014.

Prosecutor Brian O'Neill said the abuse often included taking photographs of children and putting them online.

"Those images of child abuse will inevitably have been shared with other paedophiles and therefore been the subject of uncontrolled worldwide distribution," O'Neill added.

Huckle was arrested at London Gatwick airport in December 2014 as he was arriving home from Malaysia for Christmas.

He initially denied all 91 charges but later admitted to 71 of them during subsequent hearings.

They include 14 counts of rape and 31 of sexual assault.

Judge Peter Rook has said he was considering a life sentence in the case, which he said was one of "exceptional gravity".