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Richard Huckle was handed 22 life sentences for abusing 23 Malaysian and Cambodian babies and children.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will work closely with the UK's National Crime Agency, as well as the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to locate the victims of convicted British paedophile Richard Huckle.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the parties would offer psychological support as well as any assistance needed by the victims' families.

"We are seeking for cooperation and support from all parties to allow the police to take the best action, for the sake of the children involved," he said in a statement.

He added that the life imprisonment sentence meted out to Huckle by a London court yesterday, for abusing 23 Malaysian and Cambodian babies and children over almost a decade was justified.

"Huckle has destroyed the children's future, and such judgments are rarely made in such a serious crime involving an offender," he said.

In Court 8 at the Old Bailey yesterday, judge Peter Rook handed Huckle 22 life sentences to be served concurrently.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to 71 offences against children between 6 months and 12 years old.

Huckle had preyed on vulnerable children from the poor community in Malaysia, while presenting himself as a photographer and a teacher.

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