Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B kept kids’ clothes and swimwear in his mobile home
MADELEINE McCann suspect Christian B kept kids’ clothes and swimwear in his mobile home, it emerged today.
Convicted paedophile Christian B, 43, bought the red and white Allegro Bay RV in early 2010 — three years after moving back to his native Germany from Portugal.
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Pals said he used it to drive regularly back and forth between Germany, Spain and Portugal and once boasted how he could “carry children and drugs” inside.
Cops found the clothes and swimwear after seizing the RV as part of their probe into missing Inga Gehricke, who disappeared in 2015 during a picnic with her parents.
Christian B used a derelict crate factory at Neuwegersleben as a weekend pad where he kept the RV. The items were found there in 2016 along with USB sticks containing images of child sex abuse.
Other images on the sticks included some of Christian B partially naked or wearing stockings performing a solo sex act, as well as others too graphic to describe here.
The six data sticks and two memory cards were found buried under the body of his dog at the factory, wrapped in a carrier bag.
The warped revelations came in a documentary broadcast by Spiegel TV and included a pal identified only as Bjorn R, who revealed Christian B’s bizarre behaviour while he lived in Portugal.
He said: “Alcohol sometimes loosened his tongue. He said that he was in Portugal and he got in everywhere and stole cameras.
“In order not to be recognised where there were cameras, he took off his clothes and put on diving goggles so he wouldn’t be recognised.”
Last week, a former ambulance driver who met Christian B and saw the RV said: “He told me, ‘I can transport children, kids, in this space. Drugs and children, you can transport them in this van, it’s a safe space in the van, nobody can find them. Nobody can catch you’.”
While living in Braunschweig, Christian B ran a kiosk between 2013 and 2015 and he was pictured inside wearing dark sunglasses.
Bjorn told the documentary how Christian B had been contacted in 2013 by police investigating Madeleine’s disappearance.
He said: “One day I came into the kiosk and he was a little bit distraught and said, ‘Hey, look what I’ve got here’ — and he showed me a subpoena for the Madeleine McCann case.
“You could see it churned him up a bit but he wasn’t panicking and he wasn’t saying ‘they are on my heels’.
“I think he said he had been there but that he had nothing to do with it and that was that.”
Christian B was named prime suspect over the 2007 disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine earlier this month by German cops.
He is currently in jail serving time on a drugs rap.
Madeleine vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve coast while on holiday with parents Kate and Gerry.
Two years earlier, Christian B had raped a 72-year-old American woman in a nearby villa and was later sentenced to seven years.
Drifter Christian B has 17 convictions across Europe including for sex offences against children.
The 2005 rape was particularly horrific and his trial heard how he attacked the woman in her own home, just a few minutes’ walk from the McCann’s holiday apartment.
She was tied up, blindfolded and beaten with a metal pole during the ordeal, which he also filmed.
Christian B is currently in isolation in Kiel prison after being moved by authorities and has so far stayed silent.
Last week, German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, based in Braunschweig, appealed to Sun readers to dig out any old photos and video of Algarve holidays between 1995 and 2007.
Christian B was in Portugal then and they want to hear from anyone who saw him or his distinctive VW camper van and Jaguar XJR 6.
Police across Europe are reinvestigating several cases of missing children after Christian B’s name emerged as the prime suspect over Madeleine’s disappearance.
Besides the case of missing Inga, five, police have also reopened the case of Tristan Brubach, 13, who was murdered in the Frankfurt suburb of Hochst in 1998.
'STRANGLED, RAPED & TORTURED'
Tristan had been beaten unconscious, strangled, raped and tortured, reports claimed.
The cause of death was a long cut to his throat and his body had been mutilated, with parts of his body removed but never recovered.
The suspect was described as a man then aged 20 to 30. A photofit bore an uncanny likeness to Christian B.
Chief Prosecutor Noah Kruger told German daily newspaper Bild: “We are checking whether there are any connections between the two cases. In itself, however, this is not unusual, but routine.”
Today, Christian B’s lawyer Friedrich Fulscher spoke for the first time to say his client “denies any involvement” in the McCann case.
It also emerged today that a request by his legal team to the European Court of Justice on breaches over his 2018 extradition from Italy to Germany was being considered.
His lawyers are challenging the evidence and witness statements against him and accuse German authorities of breaching international law.
He was arrested for an outstanding drugs offence but then put on trial back in Germany for the rape following his arrest in Milan.
A source at the Luxembourg-based court of justice said: “The usual procedure has been dispensed with and it is being dealt with urgently.
“We expect to have a result by July 17 when the court closes for the summer recess.”
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