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Madeleine McCann: ‘Bungling’ Portuguese Police Leave ‘No Stone Unturned’ In Casa Pia Case

by | 4th, September 2010

THE CASA Pia case evokes the name of Madeleine McCann in the Independent, where Jerome Taylor says the investigation is a triumph for the Portuguese police:

The successful convictions, eight years after the paedophile scandal was exposed, is a major victory for Portuguese police, under intense criticism over their handling of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. One of the lead detectives in the Casa Pia case, Paulo Rebelo [picture], also investigated the Madeleine McCann disappearance after the original lead investigator was sacked. Rebelo and his team of forensic investigators – called “the cleaners” because they leave no stones unturned – are said to have played a pivotal role in securing the convictions.

No stones unturned is a phrase used by the McCanns in the hunt for their daughter.

As for the guilty:

João Ferreira Diniz

The doctor from Lisbon. He gets seven years jail. He “often deliberately picked out deaf and dumb children”.

Jorge Ritto

Portugal’s former ambassador to Unesco. In the 1980s, he was sent home form a post in Stuttgart in the early 1980s after amid allegations that he has been in an “improper relationship” with a boy in a park. He gets six years.

Carlos Cruz

The star TV host. He says he is the victim of “a vendetta”. Seven years jail for him. Says he:

“There is no proof of my guilt. This brings back memories of Portugal under dictatorship.”

Carlos Silvino

The Casa Pia driver and gardener is sentenced to 18 years. He ferried the children about and arranged orgies. He confessed. He was the only one to do so.

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