Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner says German police trying to frame him for crimes

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner claims German police are vying to charge him for multiple crimes in the hopes that he will crack up and confess.

Brueckner, 45, is already serving a seven-year prison term for a rape he committed in Portugal in 2005.

He said police were trying to get him to confess to a range of other crimes so he can “escape this mental torture.”

Brueckner spent many years in Portugal, including in the seaside town of Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine’s disappearance there in 2007, but denies any involvement and has not been charged – although he is still under investigation on suspicion of murdering her.

Madeleine McCann (right) suspect Christian Brueckner, 45, (left) said police in Germany tried to get him to confess to a range of other crimes

Madeleine disappeared from this apartment in the seaside town of Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007 while on vacation with her family.

In a letter from prison obtained by the mirror the convicted German rapist wrote: ‘There is no evidence at all that I committed any of these crimes. No DNA, nothing.

“The prosecution is trying to trap me and hopes I will capitulate under the mental pressure.

“They hope I’ll just say ‘yes’ to anything that gives me a chance to escape this mental torture.”

German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said Maddie is dead and that he is “100% certain” Brueckner is to blame.

He said investigators are “exclusively” working on the study.

Last month Brueckner was charged with a string of sex crimes last month – but none of them relate to the British girl’s disappearance.

Christian Brueckner (left) was charged last month with a series of sex offenses allegedly committed in the Algarve between 2000 and 2017. He is also suspected of kidnapping Maddie (right) from the same area in 2007, but has not been charged

Brueckner was not charged last month for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from the holiday apartment of parents Kate and Gerry (pictured) in Praia da Luz

Brueckner was named as the man responsible for Madeleine’s kidnapping in May 2007 by German police two years ago, in a marching band that sparked worldwide media attention.

Until last month, no charges had been filed and the investigation had not positively linked him to Madeleine, despite the heartbreaking news that prosecutors had the heartbreaking news that they had “concrete evidence” that the little girl was dead and that Brueckner was the culprit. used to be.

German investigators charged him with five offenses between 2000 and 2017 on Oct. 11, when Brueckner was traveling between his native Germany and Portugal.

They include the rapes of two unknown women in Portugal, the rape of a 20-year-old Irish woman in 2004, the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old German girl in April 2007 on a Portuguese beach – near where Madeleine disappeared just a month later – and another case of sexual abuse in 2017, again in Portugal.

Brueckner’s lawyer, Friedrich Fulscher, said the new charges came as a “complete surprise” to him and his client and that they were based on “dubious witnesses and video evidence that no one has been able to find.”

The charges related to the rapes of the two unknown women come after police were notified of a videotape of Brueckner allegedly attacking them.

Helge Busching and Manfred Seyferth – two key witnesses and former friends of Brueckner – are said to have stolen the camera with the recording on it from the German’s house near Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve coast.

In the images that have since disappeared, they describe how an older woman and a young girl are raped by a man they identify as Brueckner.

Brueckner is now charged with five sexual assaults in the same area where Maddie disappeared in 2007. He has been named as the prime suspect in her disappearance, but has not been charged

The charges against Brueckner include a rape allegedly committed sometime between December 28, 2000 and April 8, 2006 of an unknown woman between the ages of 70 and 80.

He allegedly tied up the woman and raped her in the bedroom of her vacation apartment and beat her with a whip while filming her ordeal.

On another day between the same dates, he is accused of similarly raping an unknown 14-year-old German-speaking girl at his home in Praia da Luz, allegedly tying her up and videotaping the act.

In June 2004, the defendant allegedly gained access at night through the balcony in Praia da Rocha to the apartment of a then 20-year-old woman from Ireland. The sleeping woman was then awakened with a knife by the masked suspect and raped.

The suspect would also have filmed large parts of the attack with a video camera he brought with him.

In April 2007, the defendant allegedly assaulted a 10-year-old German girl who was playing on Salema beach in the Faro district of Portugal, wearing only shoes and otherwise naked. He allegedly forced her to watch him perform a sexual act.

Ten years later, he is said to have committed a similar crime against a girl on a playground in Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal. Prosecutors say the girl ran to her father for help and the suspect was arrested on the spot by Portuguese police.

Under German law, German citizens accused of crimes in other countries can be tried in their own country.

Investigators believe the 45-year-old also killed Madeleine, then three, after kidnapping her from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007. However, he has not been charged with her disappearance.

Brueckner, who has reportedly denied any involvement in the case, was identified as a suspect in the McCann case in June 2020 by Portuguese officials.