Court date for Madeleine McCann prime suspect Christian B REVEALED as he faces separate sex attack charges

Court date for Madeleine McCann prime suspect Christian B REVEALED as he faces separate sex attack charges

THE prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeline McCann could face trial for a spate of separate disturbing crimes as early as February next year, it has been revealed.

Christian B, 46, is set to appear at Braunschweig High Court, Germany, for his involvement in a series of grim sexual offences.

Christian B is set to face trial for a slew of heinous crimes in February 2024

The 46-year-old is set to appear at Braunschweig High Court, GermanyShutterstock

AFPChristian B is the prime suspect in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann[/caption]

According to the Spanish newspaper, Olive Press, the convicted paedophile could spend a lifetime behind bars after being charged with five crimes, including three alleged rapes and two sex attacks on children.

The trial is expected to span over a month, due to the slew of crimes and their severity.

Christian B is also separately being probed by German cops over Madeleine McCann’s 2007 disappearance.

There is a widespread belief that the criminal kidnapped the three-year-old from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da LuzPortugal.

German authorities have now also indicated that the long-awaited Madeleine McCann trial will follow “soon after” the February trial.

“It’s good news (finally) and we are working on the exact dates now,” a senior detective at the Federal Criminal Police Office, in Wiesbaden, revealed.

Christian B’s bid to move the court to a different jurisdiction was denied recently, sealing his fate in Braunschweig.

He is currently serving a seven-year prison term in a high-security prison dubbed “Alcatraz of the North” in Oldenburg.

Christian B was thrown behind bars for the brutal rape of an elderly American woman in Portugal in 2005 but now faces charges for the rape of a young Irish woman in the Algarve in June 2004.

Hazel Behanm, aged just 20 at the time, was abducted, gagged, and raped at knifepoint by the sick assailant, who filmed the four-hour attack.

Two witnesses reported seeing a man resembling Christian B arrive and leave the first-floor apartment in Portimao at dawn, with one hotel worker claiming he saw the German without his mask.

Alongside Hazel’s case, Christian B will also be tried for two other cases of rape he filmed at his former home close to where Madeleine vanished.

These disturbing cases involved the sexual assault of an unidentified teenager and an older woman in her sixties.

The grisly footage was unearthed by two of Christian B’s criminal pals – Manfred Seyferth and Helge B.

The duo had discovered Christian B’s camera in his home before coming face-to-face with the horrific tapes.

The convicted sex offender also faces two additional charges related to despicable child sex offences, including the assault of a ten-year-old German girl on a beach near Praia da Luz, just three weeks before Madeleine went missing.

Christian B was identified by the victim’s brother, and her parents have since identified him as the attacker.

The 46-year-old is additionally accused of exposing himself to four children in a playground in the Algarve, in 2017.

He was quickly arrested by an off-duty cop who found his Interpol warrant for other crimes in Germany, and he was finally deported.

Last month the convicted sex offender wrote letters to to at least two former friends as he begged them to defend him in court.

He urged them to show him their support after moaning prosecutors were making him out to be a “monster”.

The pals claimed they received the mysterious letters from the criminal after years of having no contact with him.

It has been reported the letters were asking the old acquaintances to “speak in his defence, about what a good guy he was”.

In July, his ex-pal turned police informer Helge ­B began assisting officers investigating the prime Madeleine McCann suspect.

An insider told The Sun Online: “Helge spent many years at the side of Christian B travelling with him and being his partner in crime.

“This means he has a huge amount of knowledge about where Christian was, what he was doing and what his motivations were for him being in particular places at specific times. 

“There are a number of leads and clues officers have on Christian that they think Helge could provide more information on.

“They genuinely do believe he can be a game-changer in their investigation into Christian B.”

But last month, the case against Christian B and his involvement in the tot’s disappearance came close to collapsing after Helge B threatened to stop helping.

A German source told The Sun: “Word is that Helge B is about to withdraw his evidence.

“He was paid a huge sum to repeat his statement in a German newspaper and now he’s pulling the plug.

“It just goes to show you what type of people you are dealing with — and their credibility as witnesses.”

Helge B’s move could be the final blow in the stalling bid to bring Christian B to court for the suspected abduction and murder of little Madeleine.

APThe convicted sex offender could spend a lifetime behind bars for his spate of disturbing crimes[/caption]

PAMadeleine McCann vanished while holidaying with her family in Portugal, age 3[/caption]

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