Algarve ‘awash with paedophiles’, say McCann detectives

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  • Detectives hunting for Madeleine McCann say Algarve is rife with child molesters

    Private detectives hunting for Madeleine McCann believe the Algarve is rife with child molesters.

    According to reports in today’s Daily Mail, a source close to the missing child investigation has confirmed that there are 38 known sex offenders in the Algarve.

    ‘The area is a magnet for paedophiles,’ the source said. There have been seven sexual assaults involving children on holiday with their families in the Algarve in the last four years.’ All of these sexual assaults were carried out in a similar way to Madeleine’s abduction, with molestation following a break-in at a holiday apartment.

    ‘Five happened before Madeleine‘s abduction, and two afterwards,’ the source said. ‘One took place a month before she vanished.’
     
    Detectives hired by the McCanns to hunt for Madeleine have narrowed their search to a small group of predatory paedophiles – two of whom still live in the resort of Praia da Luz.
     
    This month marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine who was three when she vanished without trace.
     
    In a statement on the website they set up to help the search for their daughter, Gerry and Kate McCann said: ‘It is two long years since Madeleine was taken. It is two years since we were a happy family of five. The pain and anxiety does not lessen, but our determination to find our beautiful daughter remains steadfast.’

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