If free will is real - as it is - then the extreme torturer (and nobody and nothing else) really is responsible for his choice to inflict torment.
But who is responsible for the mind-destroying agony of the torturer's victim?
Whose will or choice is it that such a degree of suffering can be experienced, and is experienced?
Does the pain of a torture victim matter? Is it insignificant in 'the larger scheme of things'? Or a means to a greater end?...
What kind of Father could ever will the experience of torture upon any of his children for any reason?
Not a loving Father.
Ergo it is not His choice, or will; it happens (here, now) because He cannot (not will not) always stop it happening (not here, not now).
But He can and does always heal its consequences (in Time).
That is the best He can do; and He does it.