Australian Peter Gerard Scully, known as “Australia’s worst pedophile,” has recently been found guilty of raping and abusing young children in the Philippines and uploading videos of the abuse online for his clients in Europe via the dark web.
The 55-year-old child molester was convicted of one count of human trafficking and 5 counts of rape by a regional trial court in Cagayan de Oro City.
Scully, whose charges include the rape of a one-year-old girl and the torture of multiple toddlers, will be spending his life in prison for human trafficking, with an additional sentence of 6 – 9 years and 11 months for each of his 5 rape convictions, according to Rappler.
Judge Jose Escobido also gave his accomplice and former partner Carme Ann Alvarez a life imprisonment sentence for her involvement in Scully’s crimes.
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The decision on Wednesday marks the end of the three-year-trial filed by two of the eight alleged victims of abuse.
While Alvarez was visibly distraught upon hearing the conviction, Scully was reportedly unmoved and even managed a smirk as he was being escorted out of the courtroom.
Local prosecutors say they are now preparing a second batch of cases involving different child victims against Scully and his former live-in partner Liezel Margallo.
Scully will be facing 69 more charges in different parts of the Philippines which include offenses such as child abuse, kidnapping, voyeurism, and murder.
According to local authorities, the depraved pedophile once buried an 11-year-old under the floor of a house he was renting after making a film of him raping her and strangling her to death.
Scully was reportedly behind the notorious video titled “Daisy’s Destruction,” which shows the brutal and sadistic methods that Scully and his ilk use on their victims. The extremely graphic footage features an 18-month-old baby girl tied upside down while getting sexually assaulted and bashed repeatedly by Margallo.
While the victim has since been rescued by authorities, she remained traumatized by the physical and mental torment she suffered from the ordeal.
Scully reportedly sold videos such as “Daisy’s Destruction” for up to $10,000 per view on his child pornography site on the Dark Web called “No Limits Fun.”