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Madeleine McCann Extortion Over Daniel Chemello

by | 29th, June 2007

madeleine-mccann-chemello.jpg“TWO HELD OVER MADELEINE EXTORTION,” announces the Mirror’s headline. “MADDIE ARRESTS,” says the Sun.

Can it be that the police have done their job and Mirror readers’ prayers have been answered (the paper’s mastheads continues to order “PRAY FOR HER”)?

Italian Daniel Chemello, 61, and his Portuguese lover Aurora Vaz are “feared” to have demanded money from the McCanns for information on Madeleine’s whereabouts. They have been arrested in Spain. A new suspect? Not Robert Murat.

“The facts point to them being fraudsters although the investigation is not closed,” says the statement from Spain’s National Police. “Police carried out the arrest on the basis of an intent to claim a reward offered by the parents.”

Or not. Reports from Portugal say the Italian is accused of taking part in a plot to kill a judge in France. He is being held on an international arrest warrant.

And… As the Sun says: “CHILD ABUSER IN SPAIN.” But he’s not a paedophile, say police. He’s not a kidnap suspect. He’s… “A convicted child abuser,” says the Sun. “JAILED FOR CAGING GIRL ‘LIKE ANIMAL’.”

He was sentenced to 18 months for keeping a child locked in a darkened room. Her hands were bound with sticky tape.

He’s “a convicted paedophile,” says the Times on its front page. Mr Chemello was on the “run from France for his suspected links with other paedophiles”.

And his Portuguese girlfriend is “reportedly” being questioned over allegations that she is “involved in illegal adoptions in Europe”.

The Times talks of “The Frenchman”, the man put forward as chief suspect by Antonio Toscano, billed as a “Spanish journalist”. Chemello is Italian.

Chemello lives on Sotogrande, an exclusive residential estate and golf complex in southern Spain. “The Duchess of York is a regular visitor,” says the Times. She presented the winning trophy at last year’s Sotogrande Lexus Polo Tournament.

Chemello is under a blanket. He’s being driven away by police.

And Madeleine McCann is missing…

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