MADELEINE McCann prime suspect Christian B is being investigated over the unsolved rape of a tour rep, it was revealed today.
The German paedo, 43, was convicted in December of raping a woman, 72, in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2005.
Madeleine vanished from nearby in 2007, aged three.
He is said to have tied the woman up, beat her and filmed the attack.
In June, tour rep Hazel Behan waived her anonymity to reveal she was raped in similar circumstances in nearby Praia da Rocha in 2004.
German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said: “I can confirm that Christian B is the official suspect in this rape case.”
Friedrich Fulscher, Christian B’s lawyer, called the new probe “flimsy”.
He added: “It cannot have been him.
“They are chasing my client by using dubious witnesses. He has nothing to do with this case or Madeleine and they are chasing down a blind alley.”
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