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Madeleine McCann ‘Suspect’: Toscano’s ‘The Frenchman’ Is Bernard Alapetite

by | 29th, June 2007

PAULO Reis writes from Portugal:

Madeleine’s “alleged” kidnapper, “El Francés” (The Frenchman) a.k.a Bernard Alapetite


Bernard Alapetite, a.k.a “El Francés”, was arrested in June 1997, by French Police, in an operation that put 323 people under investigation and 24 detained. Alapetite was a producer of legal homossexual porno movies, but had also a illegal business, buying foreign movies of young boys being raped, copying and selling those videos for 120 Us dollars each. In 2000, Bernard Alapetite, 47 years old at the time, was sentenced to three years in jail by a French Court from Macon, south western France.

This is the same man Toscano told journalists, yesterday, after the hearing at Polícia Judiciária, in Portimão, that “has Madeleine with him”. “El Francés”, as the Spanish journalist said, “will make no harm to Madeleine”, Gerry and Kate McCann “don’t need to worry”.

But Bernard Alapetite, a.k.a. “El Francés” (according to Antonio Toscano and his friend Reinaldo Colás) after serving his three years in jail, went back to his legal bussiness and produced two movies, for the gay & lesbian circuit, in 2005 and 2006: “Comme un frère” (“Like a brother”, that can be bought at “” for 9,65 pounds) and “Vincent River”, also available at “”. He is one of the “bloggers” at “Les Toiles Roses” where he published a chronicle on May 2 (the day before Madeleine was abducted) a movie’s critic about “300” and “Ne touchez pas la hache”.

On May 27, wrote a second chronicle about the Gilbert & George exibition, at “Tate Modern”, in London – and the text seems to suggest that he was there.

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