Madeleine McCann suspects that Christian Brueckner was tried for sex attacks on young children at the age of 17
The The first details about Christian Brueckner’s troubled Bavarian youth came to the fore on Friday when it was alleged that he was given up by his mother at birth and began to abuse children as a teenager.
Brueckner was 17 when he harassed a six-year-old girl in a public playground in his hometown of Würzburg, Bavaria.
He just stopped groping the terrified schoolgirl when she started screaming and crying and then he ran away, a juvenile court was told.
Early details of Christian Brueckner’s (pictured) Bavarian youth came to the fore when it was alleged that he was given up by his mother at birth and began to abuse children as a teenager
Brueckner left Portugal shortly after Madeleine McCann (photo) disappeared in May 2007 and returned to Germany ‘to start a new life’, according to a friend who gave him a place to stay in Braunschweig
In February 2016, Brueckner’s premises in Neuwegersleben were searched in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Inga Gehricke (photo), who disappeared on May 2, 2015 in Wilhelmshof, near Stendal.
Later, the then-teenager Brueckner “dropped his pants” on a nine-year-old before fleeing, according to German newspaper Bild.
Brueckner, who had left high school to study as a car mechanic, was later arrested for vicious acts in 1994.
During his trial at the Würzburg court, he was asked by the juvenile judge what he thought of his actions and replied, “I didn’t think anything,” the newspaper said.
A psychiatrist told the court that Brueckner needed “intensive supervision.” He was sentenced to two years in prison by a young person, convicted of both crimes.
Born in 1976 in Bavaria, he was born Christian Fischer, but was given up by his birth mother and placed in a children’s home in Wuerzburg.
He was later adopted by the Brueckner family and took their name, according to German media.
But he descended into a life of crime as a young teenager and was convicted of his first burglary in Wuerzburg in 1992, aged 15.
In 1993, he was sentenced to an eight-month suspended prison sentence for multiple theft and driving without a license.
Kiel Prison in Northern Germany where Madeleine McCann suspect is convicted German pedophile Christian Brueckner is being held
Sinister kidnapping fantasy ‘revealed to chat room friend’
Christian Brueckner fantasized about child abduction and sexual abuse, it was said yesterday.
He reportedly told a friend in an Internet chat room that he “wanted to capture something small and use it for days.”
The conversation took place in September 2013, Der Spiegel reported. According to the German magazine, the chat room transcript came from official case documents. The ex-leading Portuguese investigator of the case has alleged that Brueckner was excluded from the investigation in 2008. But he reportedly came back into the picture after a chat in a chat room about Maddie.
It was also alleged that in a German bar ten years after she disappeared he showed a television report about Maddie, turned to his drinking partner and said that he “knew everything” about the matter.
His formative years seem to have been a rapid descent into petty crime and depravity.
He didn’t even complete his two-year juvenile detention before taking it to the Algarve, Portugal as a backpacker, after turning 18 in 1995.
It set the tone for a lifetime on the run, as the German drifter reportedly funded his 12 years in the Algarve sun by breaking into holiday homes, selling drugs and stealing auto parts.
He left Portugal shortly after Madeleine McCann disappeared in May 2007 and returned to Germany “to start a new life,” according to a friend who gave him a place to stay in Braunschweig.
In 2012, Brueckner started a kiosk company in the city selling soft drinks, alcohol and cigarettes.
The newsstand business collapsed and Brueckner eventually drank heavily, lived on the street and scraped by with social security payments.
A former neighbor, named only Norbert M, claimed, “He was getting more aggressive. I heard that he left the newsstand and then went to Portugal or Spain with a girl. He then left dogs in his kiosk for weeks. ‘
He said he had negotiated with Brueckner to take over the newsstand in 2015 and was “going crazy”.
Norbert M said, “He wanted to bring a freezer and the air conditioning, even if he didn’t have it.
“He was very aggressive. A little later he appeared here with some acquaintances. One of them threatened me. ‘
Yesterday it was reported that Brueckner could be released from prison within days.
He is currently in prison in Kiel in the North German state of Schleswig-Holstein, after receiving a sentence for selling drugs on the island of Sylt.
He was originally jailed for almost two years in 2011.
He was released for good conduct, but was sent back to prison in October 2018 for breaking probation.
As of June 7, he will have served two-thirds of the 2011 term, meaning he is now eligible for parole.