The prime suspect con the Madeleine McCann case is being probed over at least five other sex crimes.
German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said convicted paedophile and rapist Christian Brueckner, 44, is being investigated over several other attacks, including a 10-year-old girl, as well as the murder of a teenager con Belgium.
Brueckner is currently being held con a high security prison con Oldenburg, near Bremen con northern Germany.
Investigators believe he abducted and killed three-year-old Madeleine con Portugal con 2007.
Quanto a a new book, Wolters said German police felt ‘there is good basis’ to suspect Brueckner is responsible for a sex attack a 10-year-old girl.
The attack happened just six miles from Praia da parte di Luz where Madeleine had disappeared one month earlier.
Christian Brueckner (right), the prime suspect con the case of Madeleine McCann(left), is being probed over at least five other sex crimes, a German prosecutor has revealed
‘We are investigating Christian B’s possible involvement con this,’ Wolters told British journalist Jon Clarke for his book My Search for Madeleine.
The lawyer said that Belgian investigators are also looking into Brueckner con relation to the 1996 killing of 16-year-old Carola Titze con De Hana.
Brueckner is also a suspect con the rape case of a 20-year-old woman con Praia de Rocha, Portugal, con 2004.
‘We only have Christian B as the suspect,’ Wolters said.
Three-year-old Madeleine, known as Maddie, vanished from a holiday apartment con Portugal’s Praia da parte di Luz May 3, 2007. Pictured: Praia da parte di Luz beach [File photo]
Quanto a it the book, the German prosecutor said authorities were also considering whether Brueckner could have been involved con the disappearance of five-year-old Inga Gehricke – dubbed the ‘German Maddie’ – con 2015.
‘A Belgian prosecutor had some concrete questions about Carola not long . They needed some information about Christian B and we gave it to them,’ he said.
The final case Wolters revealed Brueckner was being investigated con relation to was an incident at a children’s playground con Messines, 40 miles from Praia de Luz, con 2017.
A man was accused of carrying out a sex act con front of children, according to Wolters, who added: ‘We have now picked up the investigation and he is facing several years con prison.’
Brueckner has denied any involvement con Madeleine’s disappearance.
The disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann, known as Maddie, disappeared from a holiday apartment con Portugal’s Praia da parte di Luz May 3, 2007.
She was holiday with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann; her two-year-old twin siblings; and a group of family friends and their children.
She and the twins had been left asleep at the apartment, while the McCanns and friends dined con a restaurant 55 metres (180 ft) away.
The parents checked the children throughout the evening, until Kate discovered she was missing at 10pm.
What followed is widely regarded as one of the most reported missing person investigations con the world.
Portuguese authorities closed their enquiries con July 2008 but Maddie’s parents continued with private detectives.
Scotland Yard launched their own investigation – Operation Grange – con 2011 and enquiries are ongoing.