German prosecutors have charged the main suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance with various sex crimes, but not in connection to her vanishing.
British toddler Madeline McCann went missing during a vacation in Portugal with her family in May 2007. The case became a prominent one for True Crime fanatics as they tried to determine what happened to the child.
Her remains have not been found, but Christian Brueckner has long been considered a suspect.
On Oct. 11, German prosecutors announced they charged him with several sexual offenses that he allegedly committed between December 2020 and July 2017. All of the incidents were in Portugal.
Officials did not say the charges are related to the McCann case.
“The accused is the same person against whom charges were brought in connection with the disappearance of the then 3-year-old British girl Madeleine Beth McCann,” the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office said in a statement, according to The Guardian.
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“Specifically, the accused is charged with three offences of aggravated rape and two offences of sexual abuse of children.”
Earlier this year, Brueckner was named as a formal suspect in the McCann case, as FrontPageDetectives previously reported.
McCann disappeared from a Portugal hotel room in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, while her parents were nearby at a tapas restaurant.
The 3-year-old has not been seen since her abduction.
Police have followed hundreds of leads in the case, including accusations that her parents were involved. Until 2020, authorities came up empty-handed. Now, German prosecutors have stated they assume she is dead, according to the BBC.
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