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“The accused is identical one that is beneath investigation in reference to the disappearance of the then 3-year-old British lady Madeleine Beth McCann on Could 3, 2007, from an residence complicated in Praia da Luz in Portugal on suspicion of homicide,” Braunschweig prosecutors stated in a press release.
The suspect spent a few years in Portugal, together with in Praia da Luz across the time of Madeleine’s disappearance. He has denied any involvement in her disappearance.
The suspect, recognized by media as Christian Brueckner, is presently serving a 7-year jail sentence for a rape he additionally dedicated in Portugal in 2005. On Tuesday he was charged with three counts of aggravated rape and two counts of sexual abuse of kids.
At an unspecified time between 2000 and 2006, the suspect allegedly tied up and raped an aged girl in her trip residence in Portugal in her bed room. He allegedly beat the sufferer a number of occasions with a whip and recorded your complete incident on video.
Throughout the identical time interval, the accused is alleged to have tied up an unknown, German-speaking bare lady aged at the very least 14 years at his residence in Praia da Luz to a wood put up in the lounge. First, he allegedly beat the lady with a whip after which he brutally pressured her to carry out oral intercourse. The accused additionally videotaped this act.
In June 2004, the defendant allegedly gained entry at night time to the residence of a then-20-year-old girl from Eire through the balcony in Praia da Rocha. The sleeping girl was then woke up by the masked suspect at knifepoint and raped. Subsequently, the accused tied the girl to a desk and gagged her and raped her once more. He then whipped the sufferer on the again and forcibly carried out oral intercourse on her. The accused filmed giant components of the occasions with a video digicam he had introduced.
In April 2007, the defendant allegedly ambushed a 10-year-old German lady taking part in on the seashore at Salema within the district of Faro in Portugal, sporting solely sneakers and in any other case bare. He grabbed the kid by the wrist and masturbated, forcing the lady to observe him.
In June 2017, the suspect made eye contact with an 11-year-old Portuguese lady on a playground in Bartolomeu de Messines in Portugal. Then the suspect started masturbating till the frightened lady ran to her father who known as police. They subsequently arrested the accused.
Prosecutors stated that the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann continues regardless of the most recent indictment however they didn’t current any new investigative leads to her case.
The long-running case of Maddie, who vanished shortly earlier than her fourth birthday, has intrigued Britain for years. Her dad and mom say Madeleine went lacking after that they had left her asleep of their vacation complicated whereas that they had dinner with pals at a close-by restaurant.