Maddie McCann suspect Christian Brueckner ‘tried to make elderly holidaymakers pay him for sex’ and lusted after women of all ages, former friend claims
- Christian Brueckner was seen with ‘an assortment of older women’ at resorts
- Friends thought the 43-year-old made elderly holidaymakers pay him for sex
- One of the British women he dated was 15 years older than him and is now 60
Christian Brueckner, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, would try and sell himself to elderly holidaymakers and could be seen with groups of older women at Portuguese resorts, a former friend has claimed.
Murder suspect and convicted paedophile Brueckner, 43, was often seen with ‘an assortment of older women,’ a source told The Sun, sparking rumours he was trying to get them to pay him for sex.
The anonymous friend also revealed one of Brueckner’s British exes was at least 15 years older than him.
There were rumours Christian Brueckner, 43, was trying to make elderly holidaymakers pay to have sex with him
Christian Brueckner apparently targeted holidaymakers in Praia da Luz, above as well as other resorts in Portugal
The friend told The Sun: ‘He seemed to have a thing about much older women. That might account for why people who knew him didn’t associate him with the McCann inquiry for years.’
Speaking about one of Brueckner’s exes, who is now thought be around 60-years-old, the former pal said: ‘She was with him for three years and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown now she knows what kind of a man she was in a long- term relationship with. He beat her up and did the same to the other British woman he saw out here.’
The other British ex is understood to be a 45-year-old woman from Berkshire. The anonymous tipster claims to have seen her in a bar after Brueckner had beaten her by throwing her head against a toilet wall.
The woman, who does not want to be named spoke of how she was attacked by Brueckner after she hugged another man, by slamming her head against the wall of a ladies toilet at a bar in the Algarve.
Madeleine McCann disappeared from her hotel room in May 2007
Brueckner then broke into her flat and hid under the bed, waiting for her to return, but when she got back he calmly left, saying ‘goodbye’ on his way out, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
The couple ended their relationship in mid-2005, and he then embarked on a stalking campaign against her, but was never charged, despite Portuguese police being called out twice to deal with him.
She has now revealed the convicted paedophile could be responsible for killing Madeleine.
The victim told the newspaper: ‘Until now I’ve refused to believe someone I was involved with could commit such a horrible and disgusting thing like hurting a child.
‘But I’m not sure anymore. I’m starting to wonder if he did do it. And if he did, he needs to be really punished for it.’
‘It’s chilling to think my ex is suspected of abducting Madeleine McCann. I can’t cope with it.’