Maddie suspect

German police put Maddie suspect on trial for sex crimes allegedly committed in Portugal

German police, this far thwarted in their attempts to find the evidence to convict Christian Brűckner over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, are now pushing through with a trial over alleged sex crimes, committed between the years 2000 and 2017, also in Portugal. The news has come from the court of Braunschweig, which is due to start hearing the evidence on February 16. Christian Brűckner is serving a jail sentence for rape in Germany at present. He has consistently denied any involvement in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Indeed, a lower court previously ruled that German prosecutors had no jurisdiction to hear these cases in Germany. A higher court has since decided that they have.