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Australian dubbed ‘world’s worst paedophile’ is sentenced to 129 years behind bars in the Philippines for sickening crimes against children as young as 18 months – as his girlfriend who lured the kids is hit with 126 years

  • Peter Scully fled Australian fraud charges, then set up paedo porn businesses
  • He involved Filipina women in his crimes, using them to lure children to him
  • Scully raped and tortured the children, sold videos of the abuse on the Dark Web for $10,000
  • Sentenced to life in jail in 2018, he was sentenced again for a further 129 years
  • His Filipina girlfriend Lovely Margallo was also sentenced to 126 behind bars   

An Australian father considered one of the world’s worst paedophiles has received a mammoth jail sentence for raping toddlers alongside his depraved Filipina girlfriend as part of a child abuse ring.

Peter Gerard Scully, 59, was sentenced to 129 years and his girlfriend Liezyl ‘Lovely’ Margallo received 126 years in jail before a court in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines.

They faced 60 charges, including trafficking, child pornography, child abuse and rape of children as young as 18 months.

Peter Gerard Scully, 59, was sentenced to 129 years for a string of sickening child sexual abuse and exploitation crimes before a court in Cagayan de Oro in southern Philippines
Scully’s ‘girlfriend’, former prostitute Liezyl ‘Lovely’ Margallo received 126 years in jail for her crimes
She featured in one sick video sexually abusing an 18 month old child

He was already facing life behind bars after being convicted in 2018 on one count of human trafficking and five counts of rape by sexual assault.

Margallo, 28, joined the father-of-two from Melbourne in his crimes after he hired her as a prostitute. 

She lived a life of luxury, buying designer labels and taking expensive trips using the money Scully made from selling vile child pornography. 

Scully sold videos of his disgusting crimes for up to $10,000 to American, German and Brazilian men on the Dark Web.

One victim was a child whose body was found buried under the floorboards of a house rented by Scully in Surigao.

With the help of Australian Federal Police, Philippines authorities arrested Scully in 2015 in Malaybalay, after he fled Australian fraud charges in 2011

‘I hope this sends a very strong message to all abusers, all human traffickers, that crime really does not pay,’ Merlynn Barola-Uy, a regional prosecutor in the southern city of Cagayan de Oro, told AFP. 

The November 3 ruling was for the second batch of cases filed against Scully and Margallo.

The first conviction of Scully and his then live-in girlfriend, Carme Ann Alvarez, came in 2018, when the pair were sentenced to life imprisonment. 

Alvarez was believed to have become Scully’s girlfriend when she was a 14-year-old prostitute. 

She offered food and shelter to young girls whom Scully raped and tortured and made to wear dog collars and chains. 

Alvarez eventually led Filipino police to an apartment where an 11-year-old was buried.

She and Scully both received life sentences in 2018.

Scully and Margallo faced 60 charges, including trafficking, child pornography, child abuse and rape of children as young as 18 months

That year it was also revealed $500,000 of Australian taxpayers’ money was spent defending Scully since 2015.

The legal aid was funded through a government controlled support scheme for Australians abroad facing prosecution.

Known as the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters Scheme, the support system aims to assist defendants who could be sentenced to the death penalty or jail terms of more than 20 years.

Scully’s sickening crimes went undetected until two victims, cousins Queenie and Daisy, aged 9 and 12, escaped from his home.

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