It has been announced that a suspect may shortly be prosecuted with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
According to reports, German police may charge 45-year-old suspect Christian Brueckner in the New Year.
In May of 2007, Madeleine McCann, then three years old, disappeared from her bed during a family vacation in southern Portugal.
Brueckner, a convicted German paedophile, is the prime suspect in the continuing inquiry.
According to reports, German police may soon charge 45-year-old chief suspect Christian Brueckner in the New Year.
According to The Sun, Brueckner might be charged within twelve months.
The police are continuing their investigation while testing evidence that could lead to an arrest.
Also scheduled for next month in Wiesbaden, western Germany, is a high-level discussion regarding the probe with law enforcement officials.
Once he is indicted, Brueckner will likely stand trial in September.
Since 2020, when it was revealed that the convicted child molester was residing in a camper van close to the McCann family’s vacation residence in Praia da Luz, southern Portugal, police have designated Brueckner as the primary suspect in their investigations.
Christian Brueckner has consistently denied any role in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
In Germany, Brueckner is currently serving a seven-year term for a 2005 rape he committed in Portugal.
His sentence is set to expire in September 2025.
German police in the northern city of Braunschweig charged Brueckner in five other incidents just last month.
It has been nearly 16 years since Madeleine McCann, then three years old, vanished from her bed on a family vacation in southern Portugal in May 2007.
Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann, have long expressed a desire to locate their daughter.
The allegations concern alleged sexual offenses perpetrated in Portugal between 2000 and 2017.
They include the rapes of two unidentified women in Portugal, the rape of a 20-year-old Irish woman in 2004, the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old German girl on a Portuguese beach in April 2007 – not far from where Madeleine vanished a month earlier – and a further sexual abuse case in Portugal in 2017.
Brueckner has persistently maintained his innocence, stating that German police were attempting to frame him for many crimes in the hopes that he would confess.
The convicted rapist stated in a letter received from prison and acquired by The Mirror in November, ‘There is no evidence whatsoever that I did any of these crimes. Without DNA, there is nothing.
“The prosecution is attempting to entrap me in the hopes that I would cave to mental strain.”
“They hope that if I simply say “yes” to everything, I will be able to escape this mental anguish.”