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Who is Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brückner?

In The News

14-10-2022 • 21 mins

***Please note this episode discusses sexual assault and violence which some listeners may find distressing***


German prosecutors have filed new sexual assault charges against the man who's already under investigation for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.


Christian Brückner is accused of raping Irish woman Hazel Behan, who was 20 at the time of the attack in Portugal in 2004.


The other indictments filed this week also include charges of child sex abuse.


He is currently serving time in a German prison for the rape of an elderly American tourist in The Algarve in 2005.


Who is Christian Brückner, what is his criminal history and how exactly is he connected to the McCann case? Berlin correspondent for The Irish Times, Derek Scally, brings us the details.


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