Richard Huckle, considered one of Britain's worst pedophiles, found dead in jail

A man who claimed to have abused up to 200 Malaysian and Cambodian children has been found dead in his jail cell.

CNN reported Richard Huckle, 33, considered one of Britain's worst pedophiles, died at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire, England, on Sunday, according to the UK's Ministry of Justice. The prison is a maximum security men's prison.

BBC News reported Huckle had been stabbed to death with a makeshift knife.

Authorities confirmed Huckle died but said it would be "inappropriate to comment further while a police investigation is ongoing," Reuters reported.

Huckle was sentenced to 22 life sentences for abusing children between 6 months and 12 years old between 2006 and 2014. BBC News reported he was arrested in 2014 at England's Gatwick Airport in 2014 following a tip from Australian authorities.