Missing toddler Madeleine McCann could have been kidnapped by a sex beast who wore a surgical mask, according to the controversial new Netflix documentary series that is based on her disappearance.
The eight-part series, which premiered on March 15, claims that the missing British child could have been taken from the holiday apartment she and her family were staying in the Praia Da Luz area of Portugal. The man was previously reported to have carried out up to 28 attacks in a 40-mile radius of the same area that Madeleine went missing from 12 years ago.
An eerie reconstruction of the abduction is shown in the final episode of the network's eight-part documentary 'The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann'.
Birmingham Live reported that the unknown man, who allegedly wore a surgical mask snuck into the rented apartment properties which were popular with tourists and targeted foreign children.
One girl, who was only seven-years-old at the time and who was on holiday at the tourist hotspot in Algarve, recalls waking up to find the strange man in her room. Investigator Anthony Summers said: "From what the little girls told their parents afterward, the man had come into the room wearing a sort of medical mask. He had a funny smell."
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that Madeleine was holidaying with her parents Kate and Gerry McCann in the country and disappeared from her bed in an apartment in the Algarve region of Portugal in May 2007. Aside from Madeleine and her parents, the toddler's two-year-old twin siblings and a group of family friends along with their siblings were also staying in the area.
Netflix has said that the docu-series had access to never-before-heard testimonies from those at the heart of the story, including friends of the McCann family, investigators working the case, and from those who became the subject of media speculation and rumors".
The network said: "'The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann' goes beyond the headlines and takes a unique look at the facts of the case as well as its impact on media standards around the world." Netflix also released a trailer for the show that has a sneak peek at the little over two minutes of footage from the series, including interviews, dramatic re-enactments, and archive footage.
The McCann's said in a statement previously: "The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate. We did not see — and still do not see — how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it. Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme."
'The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann' is currently streaming on Netflix.