Madeleine McCann suspect says he’s ‘the most notorious villain in the world’ – World News
In a letter from his prison cell, Christian Brueckner, who was officially named a suspect in Portugal this week, described his situation as “the greatest adventure imaginable”.
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The prime suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has described himself as the “world’s most notorious villain” in a letter from prison.
Christian Brückner, who was officially named as a suspect in Portugal this week, described his situation as “the greatest adventure imaginable”.
It is alleged that Brueckner, who denies involvement in the kidnapping of the toddler, admits to making “stupid mistakes” when he was younger but said investigators “didn’t even have proof”.
His former lover Anastasia Meckesy claims he told her he knew what happened to Madeleine, who disappeared in 2007 at the age of three.
In a letter from Oldenburg Prison in Germany – where he is serving a sentence on a rape charge – Brueckner, 44, reportedly wrote: “I’m the most notorious bad person in the world and I’ve done nothing – well, almost nothing.”
The suspect wrote the letter, seen by the Daily Mailto a woman whose name was not given.
In it he wrote that he “didn’t kidnap anyone and of course I didn’t kill anyone” and said he “didn’t attack anyone after I was 18”.
Brueckner suggested he was identified after his past came to light – he said he was identified as a “drug dealer who broke into houses, lived in cars and by the time I was 17 was something with kids”.
He continued: “But they didn’t even have (sic) proof that I was involved in the McCann case. And they still don’t have it.”
The convicted rapist said he was aware of “approximately five” open cases against him involving allegations of rape and abuse.
But he accused those investigating him of manipulating the truth in an “unprofessional manner” – and claimed he was laughing at it.
Brückner said in the letter that he “still hasn’t lost his sense of humor”, even in the “critical situation” in which he finds himself.
The move by police in Portugal to name Brueckner over the 2007 disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine while at a family home is seen as a sign he could face immediate charges.
Parents Kate and Gerry McCann said in a statement: “We welcome the news that the Portuguese authorities have declared a German man an arguido.
“This reflects the progress of the investigation. Although the likelihood is slim, we have not given up hope that Madeleine is still alive and that we will be reunited with her.”
Brueckner – who denies any involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance – is believed to have been a suspect as there is a strict 15-year period for a murder charge in Portugal, which is about to expire.
Brueckner, who was serving seven years in Germany for the 2005 rape of a pensioner, was first named a suspect by German police in June 2020 after he found a cell phone they believed he had used during the night from a telephone pole near Madeleine’s family.
Previously, Der Spiegel reported that Ms Meckesy claims Brueckner was “nervous and stressed” when speaking about the case.
The 34-year-old claimed Brueckner made her dress up as a schoolgirl at a swingers club.
It is also claimed that he seemed to hate women.
Anastasia said The Sun on Sunday : “He said that he ‘knows what happened to little Maddie from England’.
“He said she was ‘probably’ given to someone after she was kidnapped and if she were alive today they would have found her by now’.”
She said they were talking about the case when local police came to question him, adding, “He was nervous and seemed stressed.”
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