Christopher Neil is a serial child rapist who taught in Asia and committed crimes against children in Cambodia. He was given an unfortunately short prison sentence in 2007 and has since re-offended after his release in 2012.
Neil is an ardent christian who studied to be a priest. Is Huckle also an ardent christian like Neil? I don't know. But like Neil, he used his religiosity to gain access to children. Those whose responsibility to hire foreign workers and protect those children failed to do their jobs. They were all too willing to employ people based on religious fervour and willingness to accept poor working conditions.
Every non-christian I have met refuses to work for christian run ESL schools because such schools engage in questionable employment practices. Most of them ask for unpaid work, excessive hours and six day workweeks, offer substandard pay or fail to pay as promised, provide poor living conditions, refuse to apply for or provide a legal work visa, etc. Religious schools are scraping the bottom of the barrel in who they hire, so it doesn't surprise that they end up hiring slime.
One of the UK’s most prolific paedophiles abused and raped children and babies in poor Southeast Asian communities for years, while bragging about it online and publishing a guide on how to carry out the abuse undetected.
Huckle taught English and Bible studies to children in Cambodia and Malaysia, outwardly appearing to be a trustworthy Christian. He even featured in a promotional video made by the British Council in Malaysia highlighting its work.
From The Telegraph, UK:
Britain's 'worst paedophile' Richard Huckle who targeted poverty-stricken children faces life in prison after admitting scores of offences
He then began to visit Malaysia regularly, posing as a teacher, photographer and philanthropist in order ingratiate himself with a local Christian community before raping and abusing their children.
There is no evidence at this stage that he abused any children in the UK, but the authorities have not ruled out victims coming forward.
Huckle's favourite method was to target vulnerable children in poverty stricken communities, even boasting of his exploits to other paedophiles online