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 to German media, slamming the probe as a “scandal” and said investigators “should resign” as they were “persecuting an innocent person”.
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.
It comes as Maddie cops are said to be investigating claims made by a clairvoyant who believes she is buried in woodland close to Praia de Luz.
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 believes Maddie was killed within hours of going missing and says her body is buried in a forest just six miles from the holiday resort she vanished from way back in May 2007.
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