August 6, 2020

European legal setback for McCann suspect in rape case

Luxembourg (AFP) – The German who has become the prime suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann suffered a legal setback Thursday in his attempt to appeal a separate rape conviction.The European Court of Justice’s top legal advisor, Advocate General Michal Bobek, recommended judges reject the suspect’s challenge against his conviction in Germany for the rape of a 72-year-old woman in Portugal.The court is not bound to follow the advocate general’s legal opinion, but it is seen as highly influential, and a final ruling is now expected by the end of the month or in early …


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