Madeleine McCann news: Suspect 'will never talk to police' amid claims he 'performed sex act in front of sleeping girls'

MADELEINE McCann prime suspect Christian B allegedly boasted to a pal about performing a sex act in front of a room full of sleeping British girls.

The convicted sex offender told a close friend he crept into a holiday home in Portugal naked and started masturbating.

He fled when one of the teens woke up and began to alert her friends, it's claimed.

Meanwhile, the suspect will never co-operate with the police, his lawyer says.

Convicted rapist and child abuser Christian B's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said his client would not help cops trying to find out what happened to the missing three-year-old.

"Before our client starts to co-operate with the prosecutor's office, you could order holy water as a long drink in hell," Mr Fulscher told the Sydney Morning Herald.

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  • SQUALID VILLA

    The new suspect in the Madeleine McCann case once lived in a squalid villa in Portugal – just a few miles from where the youngster went missing in The Algarve.

    Pics of the “disgusting and vile” farmhouse-style property show rubbish scattered outside and a badly overgrown garden.

    Neighbours in Portugal described its former resident as an “angry” man who vanished suddenly after leaving a bizarre collection of wigs and exotic clothing.

    One told Sky News: “He arrived in the mid-nineties and rented the place from the English owner.

    “He went back to Germany at one stage and moved another German guy in to look after it, then came back and threw him out on the street.

    “He was always a bit angry, driving fast up and down the lane, and then one day, around 2006, he just disappeared without a word.

    The woman then added: “About six months later I was asked to help clean up the place and it was disgusting, absolutely vile.

    “It had been trashed, with broken stuff like computers all over the place.

    “We found a bin bag and inside were wigs and exotic clothing, whether just fancy dress or something stranger I couldn't tell.”

    She revealed she was later contacted by Scotland Yard who quizzed her about her former neighbour.

  • POSTERS LONG GONE

    “Missing” posters of Madeleine McCann have long gone from the Portuguese resort where she vanished.

    During a visit to Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve back in 2016, one local shop owner told the Sun on Sunday: “Everything has gone. People don’t want to be reminded any more.

    “Praia da Luz needs tourists and her abduction hit us hard.”

    Her ‘Missing’ pictures are no longer in bars, restaurants, supermarkets or the local church.

    Madeleine, then aged three, disappeared in 2007 while on holiday in Praia da Luz, sparking a worldwide hunt.

  • GERMAN PROSECUTOR: NOT ALL DETAILS SHARED

    The lead prosecutor in the Madeleine McCann investigation has said he can't share key evidence with the Met Police or cops in Portugal who are also investigating the case.

    Hans Christian Wolters claimed last month: “British police have been informed but don’t have all the evidence we have.

    “The results of our investigation have been shared but not every detail has been passed to Scotland Yard.

    “I don’t think the McCanns have been informed of all the details but they know the results.”

  • MADDIE 'SPOTTED' ALL OVER THE WORLD

    MADELEINE McCann disappeared more than 13 years ago – instantly becoming one of the most infamous missing person cases in the world.

    Since then, potential sightings of the three-year old total more than 8,600 across 101 countries and territories, a Freedom of Information request revealed.

    Nearly all of the reported sightings have since been labelled NFA or No Further Action.

    Most serious were the alleged sightings in the hours and days following Madeleine's disappearance in Portugal.

  • MADDIE SUSPECT’S ‘BOAST’

    MADELEINE McCann suspect Christian B allegedly boasted to a pal about performing a sex act in front of a room full of sleeping British girls.

    The convicted sex offender told a close friend he crept into a holiday home in Portugal naked and started masturbating.

    He only fled when one of the teens woke up and began to alert her friends, it's claimed.

    Read more here.

  • WANTS 'JUSTICE'

    Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B has submitted another request for parole.

    It was lodged days after he withdrew his application for early freedom, claiming he had ''lost confidence'' in the judicial system.

    The 43-year-old convicted rapist and paedophile's fresh bid came as cops searched a secret cellar underneath an allotment he leased in Hanover – and could swoop on a second plot once rented in Braunschweig.

    Christian B was eligible for release in June after serving two-thirds of a 21-month sentence for drugs trafficking.

    But his lawyer Friedrich Fulscher pulled that application saying he had no faith in the court that would consider the request as it was the same one that had convicted his client of rape.

    Fulscher told German news outlets he had resubmitted the request but at the court in Kiel where Christian B is currently jailed.

    He added: ''This court is now the one responsible and will look at our application.''

    For the full story see HERE.

  • 'WE MISS HER EVERY SECOND'

    Several years ago, on the 10th anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s abduction, her anguished family thanked supporters for giving them hope in a heartbreaking letter.

    Kate and Gerry McCann addressed the message to “our dear friends” in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

    The poignant letter written in 2017 said: “We miss her every second.

    “Despite the evil and hurt that has come our way, we have been very fortunate, having witnessed and experienced goodness and kindness in great abundance during this long and difficult period of 'stolen' time.

    “We are especially grateful to our friends and supporters in Luz for being strong enough and brave enough to keep Madeleine and our family in your prayers and in your hearts.

    “Your love and compassion has given us fortitude over the years and sustained our hope in immeasurable amounts.

    “There will never be too many times to thank you… and so 'thank you' for everything… but above all, for not giving up on Madeleine.

    “With our love and our very best wishes, Kate, Gerry, Madeleine, Sean and Amelie – and all our family.”

  • ‘HOWLED’ WITH GRIEF

    A Brit tourist present on the night Madeleine McCann was abducted described hearing her mum Kate “howling” with grief after discovering she was missing.

    Jayne Jensen, who was staying at the same resort, described her anguished cries as “horrible and soul-destroying”.

    She was staying at the Ocean Club resort where the McCanns were holidaying at the time of the youngster's 2007 disappearance.

    On Netflix documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, she told the filmmakers she had met Gerry, the girl’s dad, as they both played at the resort's tennis club.

    Jayne said she'd “bumped into this chap, Jez, who was on our tennis team who said: 'Isn't it terrible about Gerry's little girl?'

    “I said: 'Oh my God, I didn't know it was Gerry'.

    “And that's when I heard that terrible noise, it was Kate howling, I could hear Kate howling and it was an animal sound.

    “I've only heard it twice in my life. One was when my mother died and one was when my nephew died.

    “It's horrible and it's soul-destroying.”

  • WHERE IS PRAIA DA LUZ?

    Madeleine McCann's disappearance from the holiday resort of Praia da Luz 13 years ago sparked one of the biggest missing person hunts in modern history.

    Praia da Luz, known simply as Luz, is a parish located around four miles from Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal.

    The community had a population of just 3,545 when a census was last carried out in 2011.

    Once a small fishing village, it's been dubbed “little Britain” for the concentration of Brits who take holidays there.

  • EVIDENCE BAGS

    Cops in Hanover, Germany, have refused to reveal the contents of evidence bags containing items dug out of a secret cellar at the allotment used by Christian B.

    Officers were seen taking away blue bags from the site of the Madeleine McCann prime suspect's former allotment, found during a three-day dig.

    Paedo Christian B, 43, used the plot in Seelze, Hanover, in the year Madeleine, 3, was snatched in Portugal.

    The hidden cellar at the ­allotment has remained untouched since she disappeared in 2007, locals said last week.

    The search team discovered dozens of items in the secret cellar, which was under a long-demolished shed.

    They include a blue bucket, a plant pot, tarpaulin, a string bag, bags of gravel, corrugated iron, wooden floor boards, iron bars, plastic piping, a laundry bag, plastic covering and a tree trunk.  

    The search has now come to an end and the allotment cleared and covered in a layer of sand, with just a police tape in place.

    But prosecutors are refusing to reveal what they were looking for or whether they found it.   

  • ‘SEX ACT IN FRONT OF BRIT GIRLS’

    Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B allegedly boasted to a pal about performing a sex act in front of a room full of sleeping British girls.

    The convicted sex offender told a close friend he crept into a holiday home in Portugal naked.

    He only fled when one of the teens woke up and began to alert her friends, it's claimed.

    The friend broke his silence about the alleged incident after seeing this week’s police searches in Germany, the Mirror reports.

    He said: “The strangest thing he ever told me was about breaking into a room where four teenagers from Britain were sleeping on the sofa and floor.

    “When one woke up and tried to wake the others up he panicked and ran out.

    “He said he ran naked through the town. He told it like a funny story.”

    The friend said he didn’t know for certain if the incident happened in Praia da Luz, where Madeleine disappeared – but he believes it was in the same area.

    He told how he befriended Christian B at a kiosk the German owned in North Germany in 2013.

  • MISSING FOR OVER A DECADE

    On May 3, 2007, Madeleine McCann, three, vanished from her bedroom in the apartment her family were staying in at the Praia da Luz resort in Portugal while her parents, Kate and Gerry, ate with friends at a nearby restaurant.

    The apartment was broken into while Madeleine and her twin baby siblings were asleep, and local police concluded it was a kidnapping.

    The family voiced concern at what they called was a slow initial police response and a failure to secure the crime scene.

    In the following days, the McCanns turned to the media to help locate their daughter, and the case attracted global attention with soccer stars David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo joining the appeals for information.

    The media focus on the case led to reported sightings of Madeleine across the globe. However, the early investigation by Portuguese police produced no major leads.

    The following July, the Portuguese police dropped their investigation because of a lack of evidence.

    In 2013, the British police began their own investigation – Operation Grange – saying they had identified 38 potential suspects.

    Later that year, they released an e-fit image of a number of men, including one of an unidentified suspect they particularly wanted to trace.

    Soon after, Portuguese prosecutors ordered the case to be reopened by local police.

    The new inquiry led Portuguese police to interview four suspects, but they were later cleared of any involvement, and a search by British detectives of wasteland near Praia da Luz also failed to provide a breakthrough.

    In June 2020, British and German police said they had identified a new suspect in the case, a 43-year-old German man.

    Prime suspect Christian B lived in the Algarve between 1995 and 2007 and burgled hotels and holiday flats as well as trading drugs.

  • ‘BARKED A LOT’

    Sniffer dogs used to search an allotment connected to the prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case were said to have 'barked a lot' when a hidden cellar was uncovered by cops.

    The dogs are trained to bark should they come across traces of human remains or potential evidence as cops searched the ­allotment in Seelze, Hanover, once used by paedo Christian B.

    According to the Telegraph, a person present at the scene said: “The sniffer dogs were barking quite a lot in the morning”, as cops removed a cement block from the entrance to the cellar.

    The basement structure was mysteriously demolished shortly after Christian B, 43, left the site in 2007 or 2008, with no visible sign of the cellar left.

    But it was finally uncovered last week by 100 police and forensic officers, who spent days searching, using dogs, diggers and underground radar equipment.

  • SURPRISE OVER HANOVER SEARCH

    Christian B's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher has spoken about last week’s cellar search in Hanover, Germany.

    He alleged the probe at a property where Christian B briefly lived was an attempt to sway opinion ahead of an upcoming European Court of Justice decision on his client's extradition to Germany for a rape trial and conviction in 2019.

    “I am very surprised they have started a search there now and not much earlier.

    “I was very surprised because the police had known for over two years that the garden was used by my client,” Mr Fulscher said.

  • CHRISTIAN B ‘CALM AND FRIENDLY’

    Convicted rapist and child abuser Christian B's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher has disputed claims made by German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters that his client’s phone 'pinged' at a reception tower near the Portuguese hotel where the McCanns were staying shortly before Madeleine went missing.

    The lawyer said Christian B was not a “monster” – despite his list of previous crimes, including the sexual abuse of a child, rape and drug offences.

    “I don't recognise the person the media describes.

    “I am able to describe him as a very calm and friendly person when I talk to him in prison,” Mr Fulscher said.

  • 'ORDER HOLY WATER'

    The prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will never co-operate with the police, his lawyer says.

    Convicted rapist and child abuser Christian B's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said his client would not help cops trying to find out what happened to the missing three-year-old.

    “Before our client starts to co-operate with the prosecutor's office, you could order holy water as a long drink in hell,” Mr Fulscher told the Sydney Morning Herald.

    “That is not unusual. It is very normal not to talk to the police when you are suspected of committing a crime.

    “The prosecutor's office has to prove that a suspect has committed a crime, and not the suspect prove that he hasn't.”

  • MYSTERY PHONE CALL

    Detectives revealed key new evidence in the probe into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

    New clues include a mystery phone call one hour before she was last seen and a camper van the prime suspect is believed to have been living in at the time.

    Cops said in June they were taking the “really unusual” step of releasing two mobile phone numbers as part of the appeal to try to find Madeleine.

    The first, (+351) 912 730 680, is believed to have been used by the suspect and received a call from another Portuguese mobile, (+351) 916 510 683, while in the Praia da Luz area.

    The call started at 7.32pm and ended at 8.02pm on the night Madeleine vanished.

    Later that night, Madeleine's dad Gerry found nothing amiss when he checked in on the his daughter and her twin siblings just after 9pm at the Ocean Club holiday flat.

    But when Kate returned at about 10pm she discovered their daughter had vanished.

    Detectives also said the suspect has been linked to a 1980s white caravan with yellow skirting that was registered in Portugal and pictured in the Algarve in 2007.

    Cops say he was driving the vehicle in the same town just days before Madeleine vanished.

    He is also believed to have been living in it for days or weeks before and after the date of her disappearance.

    The German lag – in prison on an unrelated matter – has also been linked to a 1993 Jaguar XJR6 with a German number plate seen in Praia da Luz and the surrounding areas in 2006 and 2007.

  • CHRISTIAN B ‘TIPPED OFF’

    A former Ocean Club worker in Portugal tipped off Christian B that Madeleine had been left alone, it’s been claimed.

    Police sources believe the insider had Christian B's old Portuguese mobile phone details — one of two numbers revealed by UK cops last week — in his diary.

    He then told the fiend when the McCanns and their Brit pals, the Tapas Seven, would dine out and leave valuables in rooms.

    Cops believe Christian B, age 30 at the time, was compelled to snatch Madeleine after going to plunder the apartment in May 2007.

    A Judicial Police source said: “The theory shared by the Portuguese and German police is that the suspect panicked.

    “The objective was a burglary, but he saw Mad­eleine and the twins and decided to take the eldest.”

    A link between B and the unnamed former Ocean Club worker was revealed after the German’s 2017 drunken bar confession on the 10th anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance.

    Court documents seen by The Sun revealed that a German pal, who alerted cops about B’s 2005 rape of a widow in Praia da Luz, told how the fiend would brag he had broken into some villas while the occupants were inside.

  • HELL ON WHEELS

    Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B kept kids’ clothes and swimwear in his mobile home, it has emerged.

    Convicted paedophile Christian B, 43, bought the red and white Allegro Bay RV in early 2010 — three years after moving back to his native Germany from Portugal.

    Pals said he used it to drive regularly back and forth between Germany, Spain and Portugal and once boasted how he could allegedly “carry children and drugs” inside.

    Cops found the clothes and swimwear after seizing the RV as part of their probe into missing Inga Gehricke, who disappeared in 2015 during a picnic with her parents.

    Christian B used a derelict crate factory at Neuwegers­leben as a weekend pad where he kept the RV.

    The items were found there in 2016 along with USB sticks containing images of child sex abuse.

    Other images on the sticks included some of Christian B partially naked or wearing stockings performing a solo sex act.

    The six data sticks and two memory cards were found buried under the body of his dog at the factory, wrapped in a carrier bag.

  • CATALOGUE OF ERRORS

    Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B could have been nailed two years before she vanished — but Portuguese police blundered over evidence in a rape case.

    Clothes and rope from a villa where Christian B raped a US woman in 2005 were not DNA tested.

    The 2005 rape inquiry was abandoned after just five months, so he was not caught until 2017.

    The villa is a short stroll from the Praia da Luz apartment where Madeleine was snatched in May 2007.

    The case was mothballed amid a catalogue of errors by Portuguese police with the attacker still at large.

    Christian B, 43, was finally arrested over the rape in 2017 and convicted in December after ­German police reinvestigated and did DNA tests on a sample of body hair from the villa.

    The villa, called Casa Jacaranda, was only a ten-minute stroll from the apartment in Praia da Luz where Madeleine, three, was snatched in May 2007.

    After her disappearance Portuguese police failed to seal off the McCann family holiday apartment for almost 24 hours.

    It led to a crime scene contamination by up to 50 people.

    Cleaners washed bed sheets and ash from officers’ cigarettes was found in evidence samples.

  • WHAT HAPPENED IN HANOVER?

    • German forensic officers have ended a three-day search of a garden plot in the northern city of Hanover.
    • Their dig was part of an investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal in 2007.
    • A hidden cellar was uncovered and searched in the foundations of a building that was knocked down 13 years ago.
    • German authorities said last month they had identified a 43-year-old German citizen as a suspect in the McCann case and are investigating him on suspicion of murder.
    • Authorities have not released the suspect’s name, but he has been widely identified by German media as Christian B.
    • He ran a kiosk in Braunschweig and also lived in Hanover for several years, dpa reported.
    • His former allotment is an hour's drive from the town of Braunschweig, the last fixed home of Christian.
    • Diggers were brought on to the site on Monday July 27, after trees were cleared to aid the search.
    • Up to 100 cops were seen at the plot, where a hidden cellar was discovered.
    • Investigators – some of whom appeared visibly upset – were seen combing through the dirt with shovels and rakes.
    • Cops removed two skips full of concrete blocks and items including a child’s bucket.
    • Prosecutor Julia Meyer said: “I can confirm that the search is in connection with our Madeleine McCann investigation.
    • “However, I will not comment on the background and aim of this action or the status of the ongoing investigations.”
    • McCann was three at the time of her 2007 disappearance from an apartment while her family vacationed in the seaside town of Praia da Luz in Portugal’s Algarve region.

    REINFORCED CONCRETE IN CELLAR

    The underground cellar found by a 100-strong team of cops and forensic officers in a Hanover, Germany, allotment had a reinforced concrete foundation, reported TV channel RTL.

    A local journalist told the broadcaster they assumed it was an old cold cellar – an underground pit to store the likes of fruit and veg in a cooler environment.

    Excavators, drones and sniffer dogs helped the three-search, which began on Monday and ended last Wednesday night as the hunt for clues in relation to the abduction of Madeleine McCann continues.

    WHO IS TRISTAN BRUBACH?

    German authorities are probing if the main suspect in the Madeleine McCann investigation is linked to the rape and murder of 13-year-old Tristan Brübach.

    Tristan Brübach was murdered and mutilated in March 1998.

    He was found dead in a tunnel after being brutally maimed.

    The young boy had his throat cut and parts of his body removed in a sickening attack.

    Noah Kruger, chief prosecutor in Frankfurt, told German newspaper Bild: “We are checking whether there are any connections between the two cases.

    “In itself, however, this is not unusual, but routine.

    “The sequence of events and the E-fit from the Tristan case could be similar.”

    WHO IS 'GERMANY'S MADELEINE' INGA GEHRICKE?

    The German paedo suspected of murdering Madeleine McCann is being investigated over a second missing girl.

    Cops are revisiting their initial investigation of Christian B, in relation to the 2015 disappearance of a five-year-old girl in Germany, say prosecutors in the northern town of Stendal.

    Inga Gehricke, five, has been known as the “German Madeleine” since she suddenly disappeared without trace in Germany five years ago.

    nga went missing on May 2, 2015, from a forest in Schönebeck, Saxony-Anhalt, during a barbecue.

    At the time of her disappearance, the girl was visiting the Wilhelmshof district of Stendal.

    She went to collect wood for a campfire with other children in the forest.

    But, Inga did not return, and there’s been no sign of her ever since.

    Like Madeleine’s case, there has been no trace of missing Inga.

    It has since been claimed in the German media that Christian B booked a parking space in a rest area less than 60 miles from the spot where Inga disappeared – at the same time – near Schönebeck.

    WHAT OTHER CASES HAS CHRISTIAN B BEEN LINKED TO?

    Christian B has been linked with the disappearances of several children over the past 25 years, including that of a six-year-old boy in Portugal in 1996 and a five-year-old girl in Germany in 2015.

    Authorities in Belgium have also linked him to the murder of missing 16-year-old Carola Titze, who disappeared while on holiday in De Haan on July 5, 1996.

    Her severely mutilated body was discovered among the sand dunes on July 11. 

    Christian B has also been associated with the missing person’s case of Inga Gehricke.

    The child disappeared during a family outing in Saxony-Anhalt on May 2, 2015.

    The father of missing six-year-old René Hasee, who disappeared on June 21, 1996 while on vacation with his family in Aljezur, Portugal – roughly 40km from Praia da Luz – has also claimed his son's case has been reopened by police. 

    Christian B has also been linked with the disappearance of Jair Soares, a seven-year-old who vanished in August 1995.

    Meanwhile, Peggy Knobloch's disappearance has also been linked back to the German paedo, after she went missing in May 2001.

    And Christian B is now being investigated over the rape and murder of 13-year-old German boy Tristan Brübach.

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