POLICE investigating Madeleine McCann prime suspect over a rape case have suffered a blow after it emerged his DNA was not a match of that on the scene.

Christain B, 43, was recognized as a suspect into Maddie’s disappearance in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007.


The DNA discovered on the scene of the rape didn’t match Christian B’s DNA[/caption]


Hazel Behan waived her proper for anonymity to the Guardian in June[/caption]

Two weeks in the past, police revealed that they had been wanting into Christian B for the rape of Irish tour rep Hazel Behan again in 2004.

The 37-year-old was tied up and attacked in Praia da Rocha, simply three years earlier than Maddie was snatched.

After finishing up exams on the traces discovered on the scene of the assault, forensic police have stated they don’t match that of Christian B.

A supply near the case stated: “There isn’t any proof in the mean time that hyperlinks B to this rape.

“Officers have seemed arduous however in the mean time there may be nothing concrete we are able to use.

”It was determined the case needs to be checked out due to the similarities with the American girl however in the mean time we can not pin it on him in any respect.”

In one other blow to investigators, Ms Behan advised police that the person who raped her had a “birthmark” on his higher proper thigh however images taken by German police present no such mark exists.

German prosecutors determined to look into the case after Christian B was convicted final December of raping a 72-year-old American girl in her own residence at Praia da Luz in 2005.

The American sufferer was overwhelmed with a razor-sharp sword after the fiend broke into her villa throughout a 15-minute horror ordeal.

He additionally sure, gagged and tortured her in the course of the intercourse assault and he or she advised police: “I feared I used to be going to die.”

She advised how she was tied up and filmed by her attacker – much like what Ms Behan described.

Christian B escaped justice for 12 years earlier than he was nailed by DNA proof taken from a hair on the scene.

Ms Behan, who waived her anonymity to the Guardian, was gagged and raped in her house in 2004 however the perpetrator was by no means caught.

Hazel advised the newspaper: “My thoughts was blown once I learn how he had attacked a girl in 2005, each the techniques and the strategies he used, the instruments he had with him, how effectively he had deliberate it out.

“I puked, to be trustworthy with you, studying about it took me proper again to my expertise.”

His lawyer Friedrich Fulscher has insisted that Christain B had nothing to do with the horrific intercourse assault or Maddie’s abduction and accused German police of ”chasing up a blind alley”.


In accordance with Portuguese court docket paperwork, Hazel reported to native police that she had been raped in June 2004, when she was 20 years previous.

She woke as much as a person she didn’t know in her resort room.

Hazel advised police he was carrying black gloves and a hood and was standing subsequent to her with a knife to her neck.

He raped her on a desk and tied her up with rope, took images of her and minimize her garments with scissors.

Christian B is at the moment in a jail in Kiel serving a 21-month sentence for drug dealing however is now eligible for parole. 

Final week the European Courtroom of Justice threw out an enchantment he made claiming his arrest in Italy in 2018 breached European Arrest Warrant protocols which means he must serve not less than two-thirds of the seven-year sentence he was given for the 2005 rape.

Maddie disappeared in 2007 from a vacation house in Praia da Luz and German prosecutors say they’ve cell phone information inserting him on the scene simply earlier than she vanished.

He additionally has convictions for youngster abuse and theft.

Police are stated to be counting on data from key witnesses who’ve advised them B admitted to being answerable for her abduction.

Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters advised The Solar: “I’m not allowed to touch upon something on this investigation.’

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German convict Christian is the prime suspect within the disappearance of Madeleine McCann[/caption]