Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B brands cop probe a 'scandal' as he speaks for 1st time since being named as suspect

MADELEINE McCann suspect Christian B has spoken for the first time since being named as the prime suspect in her disappearance. 

The convicted rapist and child sex offender, 44, spoke out in a letter and slammed the investigation against him as a "scandal".

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Christian B was identified as the prime suspect for Madeleine’s disappearance last year by prosecutors in Germany who said they had "concrete evidence" she was dead. 

In his letter to German media, he attacked investigators and said they "should resign" as they were "persecuting an innocent person".

It is the first time he has made any public comment on the case involving Madeleine who vanished from a Portuguese holiday apartment in May 2007. 

She was there with parents Kate and Gerry as well as her two siblings and despite various reported sightings around the world there has been no trace of her. 

Prosecutors in Germany are convinced she is dead and they say they have evidence against Christian B.

'SCANDALOUS'

In his letter, he whined: "Charging an accused is one thing.

"Something completely different – namely, it is an unbelievable scandal – when a public prosecutor starts a public campaign for prejudice before a court case is opened.

"Freedom of expression is not a basic right so that everyone can say and write what they want. Freedom of expression does not protect the majority.

"It protects the minority. It does not protect the most logical, most convincing or most popular views, but rather the outsider position.

"I call on the Brunswick public prosecutors Wolters and (Ute) Lindemann to resign from their offices. 

"Both are proving worldwide through my arbitrary condemnation in the past and through their scandalous pre-denial campaign in the present against me as an innocent person that they are not suitable for an office as a lawyer for the honest and trusting German people and you bring shame onto the judiciary."


Christian B also attached a cartoon to the letter which shows the prosecutors Wolters and Lindemann eating in a restaurant and ordering "Filet Forensics" – a reference to the fact they have no forensic evidence against him. 

The suspect is currently serving seven years for the rape of an elderly woman in Praia da Luz in Portugal’s Algarve coast in 2005 who was attacked in her own home. 

Madeleine vanished from the same town just two years later while on holiday with her parents Kate and Gerry and her siblings. 

Christian B's letter is dated May 8 and for the first time also reveals he is being held at Oldenburg jail near Bremen and not Wolfenbuttel as thought.

The letter gives no alibi for his whereabouts the time Madeleine vanished and he makes no reference to the pain her parents are going through. 

A source close to him said: "He basically has had enough of how he is being treated by the German judiciary. 

"He was identified publicly by the Proscutor as the main suspect and yet he has not been charged or shown any of the evidence the authorities claim to have against him. 

"He is of the view that they should either put up or shut up. It is not fair the way he is being treated. What happened to innocent until proven guilty which is a fundamental principle?"

It comes after German investigators said Madeleine's disappearance could be solved in "months" after "very interesting tips".

Hans Christian Wolters, who is leading the probe, said his team is "pleased" with how the investigation has progressed over the past year, the Mirror reports.

"We hope we can solve the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, although this will take several months," he said.

"We are pleased with the response to our appeal for witnesses. But ­unfortunately not all our questions have been answered."

Meanwhile, cops are reportedly set to probe a clairvoyant's claim she is buried in a forest just six miles from where she vanished.

Michael Schneider, who has successfully located the remains of several missing people, has given police the exact coordinates of where he thinks her body is in Portugal.

He contacted the BKA – Germany’s equivalent of the FBI – three weeks ago with the details.

They allegedly replied saying: "Your ­information will be appropriately incorporated into our work."

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