A new TV investigation finds convicted pedophile Christian Brueckner had his jaw reset and his teeth straightened shortly after Madeleine went missing in 2007.
The prime suspect behind Madeleine McCann’s disappearance spent thousands of euros on facial surgery just months after the youngster disappeared, it is alleged.
A new TV investigation finds convicted pedophile Christian Brueckner had his jaw reset and his teeth straightened shortly after Madeleine went missing.
He is said to have had his “rabbit” teeth reset in September 2007, four months after the British four-year-old was allegedly abducted in Portugal’s Praia da Luz.
He denies any involvement and has not been charged.
Witnesses claimed to have seen a man with protruding teeth loitering around the apartment where the McCanns were staying.
He paid about £7,500 for the surgery at a private dental clinic in his native Germany, it is alleged.
Less than three weeks before Madeleine disappeared, police in Portugal learned that a girl had been subjected to nauseating indecent exposure by a man with bulging front teeth.
According to The Sun, Brueckner traveled from Lisbon to Germany in September 2007 as detectives tried to find out what had happened to the missing toddler.
In his home country, the sex offender, now 45, underwent large-scale work at a private clinic in Würzburg, Bavaria, it is alleged.
The operation usually costs around 9,000 euros – the equivalent of around £7,500.
On April 9, 2007, a 10-year-old girl was approached by a naked man on a beach near Salema, just seven miles from the apartment where Madeleine disappeared.
The man is said to have four protruding teeth from his upper jaw, and the victim, now 25, is said to have told police he “looked like a rabbit”.
In January 2008, an image was released of an FBI-trained artist showing a suspect matching this description.
It is also alleged this week that Brueckner had worked as a handyman at the complex where he McCanns stayed – meaning he knew it “inside”.
Brueckner – who is serving a prison sentence for raping a woman in her 70s in Portugal – has denied having anything to do with Madeleine’s disappearance.
The revelations were discovered by filmmakers Jutta Rabe and Jon Clarke, who are working on a TV documentary about the case.
Mr. Clarke has previously written a book called My Search For Madeleine.
German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told The Sun he has “everything he needs” to charge Brueckner in the case of indecency and Madeleine’s disappearance.
Authorities told the newspaper that he will “certainly” face more charges in the coming weeks.
The suspect has been linked to the kidnapping and rape of an Irish tour representative, as well as indecent exposure to four children in 2017 in the Algarve.