Maddie case, main suspect accused of other sexual abuse

The violence was allegedly committed by the man in the same area of ​​Portugal and in the same period in which the child disappeared

The main suspect in the disappearance of little Maddie McCann was formally charged with other sexual abuse, unrelated to the case of the British child. It is about three charges of serious rape And two of child sexual abuseannounced the public prosecutor’s office of the German city of Braunschweig.

The man, 45-year-old Christian Brueckner, is serving a drug sentence in Germany. The German prosecutor believes he kidnapped and probably killed little Maddie, disappeared on 3 May 2007 from the resort where she spent her family holidays in Praia del Luz, in the Portuguese Algarve region. The girl was about to turn four and her parents never stopped looking for her.

Brueckner, who lived on hotel and resort robberies, lived in the Praia de Luz area between 1995 and 2007. The sex offenses he is now accused of are also reported to have been committed in Portugal. The man has already been convicted of the rape of a 72-year-old American tourist in the Algarve.