THE lawyer representing Madeleine McCann prime suspect Christian B has admitted he has considered his client may be guilty.
Friedrich Fulscher has been representing the 44-year-old suspect since he was named by German authorities as the man they believed was responsible for Madeleine’s kidnap and murder.
He has always insisted the convicted rapist and paedophile is innocent of any involvement but made the admission in a new TV documentary on the case.
Speaking on Discovery + Prime Suspect: The Madeleine McCann Case, Mr Fulscher, also revealed how he meets his client three times a week in prison isolation as he is a convicted sex attacker.
Mr Fulscher said: “Of course it has crossed my mind, I always consider the fact that my client is guilty of a crime. Of course you think about that. The first training you learn as a defence lawyer is that you should always accept the possibility that your client is lying to you.
”That doesn’t mean that I believe that to be the case here but you always have to consider the possibility.”
But Mr Fulscher added he believed the case would never come to court as there is no hard evidence and prosecutors in Germany are simply trying to pin as many sex crimes on Christian B as they can.
He has been linked to ten attacks or disappearances involving children and women across Europe since the late 1990s but has not been charged with anything.
Even even, now nine months after being identified as the prime suspect for Madeleine’s disappearance, he has not faced trial.
He said: ”All sorts of new allegations have been raised against my client, for all sorts of crimes, sex crimes. It seems that they are intent on pinning all the missing persons cases in the last 15 years on him.”
Mr Fulscher added: ”Doubt is the one factor which can be decisive in a criminal case. If doubts remain after the hearing of all the evidence in court as to whether the defendant is guilty, the court must acquit.
”It’s the maxim of ‘in dubbio pro reo’, when in doubt for the accused.”
Christian B is currently in Wolfenbuttel prison in solitary isolation as he is a sex offender.
Mr Fulscher said:”I have gotten to know Christian B as a very friendly and receptive person to liaise with.
“So far I can’t say anything negative about him. I wish all my clients were like him.”
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Last week The Sun revealed how prosecutors had ruled out Christian B’s involvement in the disappearance of Inga Gehricke, five, who was dubbed Germany’s Madeleine McCann.
She vanished in 2015 while on a family picnic. As part of the probe, police searched a derelict warehouse he owned, and found 8,000 child pornography images buried under the body of his dead dog Charlie.
Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 from the holiday apartment she was staying in at Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve coast with parents Kate and Gerry and her siblings.
Discovery + Prime Suspect: The Madeleine McCann Case is on tonight (Monday) at 9pm.