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Australian sex tourist is branded 'every child's worst nightmare' as he's jailed for 40 years for abusing babies in Thailand

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 17/5/2019 Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

A vile child predator who violated boys and babies before sharing his horrific exploits online has been called 'every child's worst nightmare' and jailed for 40 years.

Child predator Ruecha Tokputza is dubbed one of South Australia's most evil predatory sex tourists, after grooming Australian and Thai children for sex.

Over six-and-a-half years Tokputza, 30, violated at least 13 boys and babies as young as 15 months of age and filmed their torment, encouraging others to do the same.

On Friday, District Court Judge Liesl Chapman branded Tokputza as 'every child's worst nightmare' and 'every parent's horror', Adelaide Now reported. 

a person posing for the camera: Child predator Ruecha Tokputza (pictured) is dubbed one of South Australia's most evil predatory sex tourists, after grooming Australian and Thai children for sex © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Child predator Ruecha Tokputza (pictured) is dubbed one of South Australia's most evil predatory sex tourists, after grooming Australian and Thai children for sex

Judge Chapman sentenced the 30-year-old to 40 years and three months behind bars and is not allowed to seek parole for at least 28 years.

In April, Tokputza pleaded guilty to 50 charges including aggravated indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 14, having sex with children outside of Australia, persistent exploitation of a child outside Australia and transmitting child exploitation material. 

During sentencing, Judge Chapman said Tokputza was deluded by the belief he was helping the children and that they loved him.

But she said the hundreds of videos he filmed while abusing the children showed there was never any love in his eyes, only pain.

'You are a child's worst nightmare,' she said.

'You are every parent's horror, you are a menace to the community.'

'Unfortunately there are many like you out there — fortunately, you have been caught.' 

Court documents revealed Tokputza had a collection of up to '12,500 image files' and '650 video files'. 

Included in the predator's sickening film library was boys changing at an Adelaide swimming pool — the location of which has not been disclosed.

a person posing for the camera: Over six-and-a-half years Tokputza, 30, violated at least 13 boys and babies as young as 15 months of age and filmed their torment, encouraging others to do the same © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Over six-and-a-half years Tokputza, 30, violated at least 13 boys and babies as young as 15 months of age and filmed their torment, encouraging others to do the same

Tokputza admitted he indecently filmed the boys, under the age of 17, on May 21, 2017.

Last month, Prosecutor Heath Barklay SC said it was difficult to think of worse offending and said the sexual exploitation of the children was 'simply breathtaking'.  

He was liberal in sharing his collection with child sex predators and used an online messaging app to distribute images and video files.

In one chat, he urged a man to visit Thailand and 'engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16'.

Investigators have compared the scale of Tokputa's abuse to Families SA paedophile Shannon McCoole.

He was arrested in January 2018 after a joint investigation from Australian Federal Police, South Australia Polcie, NSW Police and Interpol.    

a group of people posing for the camera: On Friday, District Court Judge Liesl Chapman branded Tokputza as 'every child's worst nightmare' and 'every parent's horror' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On Friday, District Court Judge Liesl Chapman branded Tokputza as 'every child's worst nightmare' and 'every parent's horror'

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