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Powerful And Rich Child Rapists At Casa Pia Children’s Home Named And Madeleine McCann

by | 3rd, September 2010

THE SEVEN defendants in Portugal’s sex abuse trial, in which children at a home were routinely raped and abused, have been found guilty. The seven include TV presenter Carlos Cruz, a woman and Jorge Ritto, a retired ambassador.

In the 1990s, the gang taped 32 boys at Lisbon’s Casa Pia children’s home.

The scale of abuse is horrendous.

A former driver and gardener for the home, one Carlos Silvino, 54, confessed to 639 charges. Others involved are a doctor called Joao Ferreira Diniz and Manuel Abrantes, a former Casa Pia governor. And to go with those professionals, there was Hugo Marcal, a lawyer, and the woman called Gertrudes Nunes, who allowed her house in Elvas to be used by the child rapists.

Cruz (pictured) declared:

“This is one of the most monstrous judicial mistakes in Portuguese history.”

Anorak first brought you news of this scandal in October 2007. There was talk of a link between the place and Madeleine McCann: This was the…:

…17th century Lisbon orphanage where more than 4,000 children are cared for each year behind “high stone walls” – “the doctor would summon selected boys and girls from their beds for examinations one night each week”

The Mail mused:

“It is crucial for two reasons; first because it proves what international crime agencies have long suspected: that Portugal has become a magnet for predatory paedophiles from around the world, using the country’s lax laws and preying on the high numbers of poor, abandoned children.

“And second, because Paulo Rebelo, an urbane, methodical detective who led the Casa Pia paedophile inquiry, was last night finishing his first week as the new chief of the investigation into the disappearance of the British child”

Adding:

“Of course, the Casa Pia case may have no direct link to the disappearance of Madeleine, but the culture in which such a serious child abuse network was allowed to operate is the same culture that pervades the whole of Portugal. Was it this attitude that led to the bungled initial investigation in the McCann case?”

Back then a country was being demonised. Now the story will surely start again…

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