Christian Brueckner: Madeleine McCann's lead suspect shows new evidence claiming he did not rape US woman

Brueckner is currently serving his sentence in a high-security prison locally in Oldenburg in what is called the 'Alcatraz of The North'

Christian Brueckner: Madeleine McCann's lead suspect shows new evidence claiming he did not rape US woman
Madeleine McCann's lead suspect Christian Brueckner's lawyers present new evidence in the 2005 rape case of US nation and demand his release from prison (Italian Carabinieri Press Office)
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OLDENBURG, GERMANY: The lead suspect in the disappearance of a toddler, Christian Brueckner, is currently in jail for the brutal 2005 rape of a US national. The lawyers defending Brueckner have now claimed that they now have new facts that prove he is not a rapist and are pushing for his release from prison. Brueckner is a convicted pedophile who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

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Brueckner was put away in 2019 for the 2005 rape case of a US national as there was alleged evidence of a noticeable scar or some form of marking on his thigh. But his lawyers have now called this evidence invalid and are claiming that he has no such scars on his body. His lawyer, Friedrich Fuelscher, 38, has argued that the facts that were deemed valid in court were in correlation to the statement made by another alleged rape victim of Brueckner from back in 2004, Irishwoman Hazel Behan, who mentioned that the man who raped her had a scar on his thigh. The man accused of rape recently had his thighs examined in an attempt to reveal that he does not have the same mark on his body anywhere that was once used to convict him. 

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The so-called new facts are coming straight from the results provided by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) which Fuelscher has used to announce that both rapes were committed by the same attacker. Using this as common ground, he argued that Brueckner is not only innocent of the 2004 rape of Behan, and especially the 2005 rape case of the US nation that put him behind bars. Brueckner is currently serving his sentence in a high-security prison locally in Oldenburg in what is called the 'Alcatraz of The North'.

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MILAN, ITALY -  This undated handout image supplied by the Carabinieri Milano shows a police mug shot of Christian Brueckner, a suspect in the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007 from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The image was taken in 2018 in Milan where Brueckner was arrested and extradited to Germany for the rape he is currently imprisoned for. (Photo by Carabinieri Milano via Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - This undated handout image supplied by the Carabinieri Milano shows a police mug shot of Christian Brueckner, a suspect in the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007 from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The image was taken in 2018 in Milan where Brueckner was arrested and extradited to Germany for the rape he is currently imprisoned for. (Photo by Carabinieri Milano via Getty Images)

Lawyers demand Brueckner's release from prison

As per Daily Mail, Fuelscher shared how the chances of reopening this case are merely minimum saying, "Only a vanishingly small proportion of applications for readmission are successful. One sees a superior power of the criminal justice system, which tries to ward off every attack on the old judgement tooth and claw." The German prosecution strongly believes that both Behan and the US national were raped by the same person and Fuelscher is hard to work to prove that it was not Brueckner. 

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A picture of missing toddler Madeleine McCann is held by her aunt Philomena McCann as she gives television interviews after visiting  Parliament on May 16, 2007 in London. Madeleine McCann disappeared from a holiday complex in Praia da Luz, Portugal 13 days ago.
A picture of missing toddler Madeleine McCann is held by her aunt Philomena McCann as she gives television interviews after visiting Parliament on May 16, 2007 in London. Madeleine McCann disappeared from a holiday complex in Praia da Luz, Portugal 13 days ago. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Brueckner has been under investigation by German officials over Madeleine McCann's disappearance for two years. The three-year-old went missing from her bed on May 3, 2007, and Wolters, the prosecutor leading the case, dissected and discarded Brueckner's alibi about having sex with a girlfriend at the time of the abduction. However, he has previously accepted that his team has no forensic evidence whatsoever to properly link Brueckner to the disappearance. 

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