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Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

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Post by suzyjohnson on 15.10.14 9:53

On the run British paedophile who was in Portugal when Madeleine McCann disappeared to be quizzed by detectives after being arrested in Malta

  • Roderick MacDonald has been arrested and is to be extradited to Britain

  • He may have been living in Portugal at the time of Madeleine's disappearance

  • MacDonald is a convicted paedophile for crimes in Australia and Britain

  • He was arrested in Malta on Monday and approved for extradition yesterday


By COREY CHARLTON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:11, 15 October 2014 UPDATED: 09:33, 15 October 2014





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A convicted paedophile believed to be part of a child sex ring linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is being extradited to Britain.
Roderick MacDonald, 77, was arrested on the Maltese island of Gozo after he fled the UK following his conviction for molesting two girls, five and seven, in Brighton 2012.
The former oil worker was reportedly living in the Algarve when Madeleine disappeared from the McCanns' holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday.
The serial sex offender appeared in court in Malta on Monday after Britain secured a European Arrest Warrant and did not oppose immediate extradition to the UK.  



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Arrest: Briton Roderick MacDonald, pictured when he was arrested in Pattaya, Thailand, is being extradited back to the UK and was reportedly in Praia da Luz at the the time of Madeleine's disappearance 

MacDonald was first arrested at a campsite in the Algarve in 2010 and extradited to Australia - where he was wanted for the 1998 rape of an eight-year-old. 
He received six months in prison after accepting a plea deal for indecently assaulting the child in Australia and fled to Thailand after he was released, but Thai authorities deported him back to Britain when they found out about his past.

    He then settled in Brighton, East Sussex, but, despite being made to sign the Sex Offenders Register, was convicted of molesting two girls, five and seven in 2012.


He received a year-long sentence but it was suspended for two years. He changed his surname from Robinson to MacDonald and fled to the Far East soon after.
He was arrested in Malta on Monday and his extradition to Britain - to which he consented - was approved by a judge yesterday.



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Madeleine went missing from a resort in the Algarve, Portugal in 2007

Scotland Yard said they would not give a 'running commentary' on the Madeleine investigation.
Madeleine was aged three when she went missing on May 3, 2007, from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, as her parents Kate and Gerry dined at a nearby tapas restaurant.
The toddler, who lived in Rothley with her family, had been left in the rented apartment at the seaside Ocean Club resort, along with her siblings, twins Sean and Amelie.
This week a new Portuguese prosecutor was charged with solving the disappearance of Madeleine, seven years after she vanished.
Ines Sequeira will lead the investigation into the case as Scotland Yard prepares to return to Praia da Luz to 're-interview' three suspects.
Ms Sequeira is said to be 'utterly determined' to solve the case, bringing fresh hope to the child's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann.
'Ines is still trying to get her feet under the table and is having to be briefed on scores of cases including Madeleine’s,' a source close to the investigation said.
'But she has been appointed as the new prosecutor and the Scotland Yard team has been given renewed hope of being able to start work again in Portugal before the end of the month.
'Ms Sequeira is one of the sharpest and most ambitious prosecutors in Portugal.
'She is utterly determined to get a result on the Madeleine inquiry.'
It comes after British police sent a fifth letter to Portuguese officers requesting access to the investigation.



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Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann, pictured during a press conference earlier this year, are still trying to find their missing daughter

'They’re banking on this new meeting with Portuguese police being their chance to argue their case face-to-face,' the source added.
'Ines will obviously take the final decision on the letter but she’ll consult the police chiefs on the Algarve before making her mind up.'
Scotland Yard officers are due to fly to Portugal later this month to re-interview three of seven suspects previously questioned in Faro police stations.
Among them are Jose Carlos Fernandes da Silva, an ex-worker at the Ocean Club resort, Paulo Ribeiro, who looks like a man seen near the apartment, and charity collector Ricardo Rodrigues. 

TIMELINE: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELEINE MCCANN IN 2007





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May 3, 2007 - Madeleine disappeared from the seaside Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The police began the hunt for Madeleine on the following day.
May 30, 2007 - Mr and Mrs McCann met the Pope in Rome in the first of a series of trips around Europe and beyond to highlight the search for their daughter.
January 2009 - The fund set up by the McCanns to help find Madeleine announced that £2million in donations had been sent in.
May 2011 - Mrs McCann published a book about her daughter's disappearance on Madeleine's eighth birthday and Scotland Yard launched a review of the case after a request from Home Secretary Theresa May, supported by Prime Minister David Cameron.
April 2012 - Scotland Yard detectives said they believe Madeleine could still be alive and released an age-progression picture of how she might look now as a nine-year-old. They called on the Portuguese authorities to reopen the case.
April 2013 - London's chief crown prosecutor Alison Saunders and her deputy Jenny Hopkins flew to Portugal with Scotland Yard detectives to discuss the case with their Portuguese counterparts.
July 2013 - Scotland Yard said it had 'genuinely new' lines of inquiry and had identified 38 people of interest, including 12 Britons.
October 2013 - Portugal's Attorney General announced that the case was being officially reopened.
March 2014 - British police investigating the disappearance said they were looking for a prolific paedophile who sexually abused five girls at holiday homes in the Algarve before the British toddler went missing.
June 2014 - British Detectives searched scrubland in the holiday resort using radar equipment and sniffer dogs.

 
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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by suzyjohnson on 15.10.14 9:57

Note MacDonald's striking similarity to 

1) Tannerman



and 2) Smithman


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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by Snifferdog on 15.10.14 10:10

Find a paedophile, and shoe horn him in.
Oops! How will all the McCann discrepancies be explained away...What about the dawgs findings of cadaver and blood in McCann apt 5a where Maddie was last seen by her parents.
Desperate measures imo.

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by PeterMac on 15.10.14 10:28

Interesting change in emphasis ?
Madeleine was aged three when she went missing on May 3, 2007, from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, as her parents Kate and Gerry dined at a nearby tapas restaurant.
The toddler, who lived in Rothley with her family, had been left in the rented apartment at the seaside Ocean Club resort, along with her siblings, twins Sean and Amelie.

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by worriedmum on 15.10.14 10:34

@PeterMac wrote:Interesting change in emphasis ?
Madeleine was aged three when she went missing on May 3, 2007, from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, as her parents Kate and Gerry dined at a nearby tapas restaurant.
The toddler, who lived in Rothley with her family, had been left in the rented apartment at the seaside Ocean Club resort, along with her siblings, twins Sean and Amelie.
But nothing about arguidos...

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by PeterMac on 15.10.14 10:35

@suzyjohnson wrote:Note MacDonald's striking similarity to 

1) Tannerman



and 2) Smithman


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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by aiyoyo on 15.10.14 10:37

And, we thought pinky has quitted the McCanns to concentrate on his political ambition.
So who in TM is leaking to the Press I wonder?

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by BlueBag on 15.10.14 10:45

@suzyjohnson wrote:

  • He may have been living in Portugal at the time of Madeleine's disappearance


Not according to Thailand News Agencies.

Don't they know?

I would think it's easy to check.

He was in New Zealand from 2002 and left on a false passport... in 2010.

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by noddy100 on 15.10.14 11:30

£10 million and he only 'may' have been living there nah

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by BlueBag on 15.10.14 11:38

@noddy100 wrote:£10 million and he only 'may' have been living there nah
Good point!

Maybe the cost of phone calls to New Zealand is prohibitive?

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by pennylane on 15.10.14 11:42

@aiyoyo wrote:And, we thought pinky has quitted the McCanns to concentrate on his political ambition.
So who in TM is leaking to the Press I wonder?

Jim Gamble  winkwink

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by sallypelt on 15.10.14 11:43

@PeterMac wrote:
@suzyjohnson wrote:Note MacDonald's striking similarity to 

1) Tannerman



and 2) Smithman


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Petermac, could you add the photograph of GM from the recent photograph, please? The one I am referring to, is the one where GM and KM have donated £10,000 to the heart charity.



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this one ?

Post by PeterMac on 15.10.14 14:02

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by Joss on 15.10.14 14:48

@suzyjohnson wrote:Note MacDonald's striking similarity to 

1) Tannerman



and 2) Smithman

LOL, laughat

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by jeanmonroe on 15.10.14 16:11

On the run British paedophile thought to be part of child sex ring linked to Madeleine McCann’s disappearance

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2793541/on-run-british-paedophile-portugal-madeleine-mccann-disappeared-quizzed-detectives-arrested-malta.html#ixzz3GE6LB8nN
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.............child sex ring LINKED TO Madeleine McCann’s disappearance"

Well that's pretty DEFINITE, isn't it?

"LINKED TO"  Madeleine McCann's 'disappearance'

"DEFINITIVE PROOF" of THAT, Daily Mail, please.

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by BlueBag on 15.10.14 16:19

"The former oil worker was reportedly living in the Algarve when Madeleine disappeared from the McCanns' holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday."


What does that even mean?

Reported by who?

Do these journalists have a brain (and a phone)?

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by roy rovers on 16.10.14 0:44

I thought they meant Ronald McDonald. He was very weird and should be investigated as a matter of urgency.

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by Rogue-a-Tory on 16.10.14 11:42

For goodness sake, this 'arrest' is trending on Facebook. Cue John Mcenroe moment banghead

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Post by pennylane on 16.10.14 12:07

@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:For goodness sake, this 'arrest' is trending on Facebook. Cue John Mcenroe moment banghead
This case will really do you head in if you aren't careful.   big grin

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by Tony Bennett on 16.10.14 12:14

@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:For goodness sake, this 'arrest' is trending on Facebook.
Surely by far the most immediate question here is what has he been arrested for? 

The purpose of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is to bring back to the requesting country (in this case the UK) from an other E.U. country where someone is living (in this case Malta) a person where there is prima facie evidence that that person has committed a serious offence (more minor crimes are not covered by the EAW procedure).

An EAW can only be granted if a magistrate/judge in the country where the person is living (Malta in this case) is satisfied that the paperwork makes out a sufficient case that a person has committed a serious offence, either committed in England, or over which English law extends abroad (e.g. murder of a British subject abroad).

I cannot see anywhere in the media/press coverage to date ANY mention of the precise offence he has been arrested for. I would hazard a guess that it is for some kind of sexual offence in England for which he has not yet been charged.

No doubt the mainstream media will soon give us this rather important detail, rather than merely circulating yet another media story that appears to have been created by the powers-that-be simply to influence public perception, once again, about what really happened to Madeleine McCann.

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by BlueBag on 16.10.14 12:51

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:For goodness sake, this 'arrest' is trending on Facebook.
Surely by far the most immediate question here is what has he been arrested for? 

The purpose of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is to bring back to the requesting country (in this case the UK) from an other E.U. country where someone is living (in this case Malta) a person where there is prima facie evidence that that person has committed a serious offence (more minor crimes are not covered by the EAW procedure).

An EAW can only be granted if a magistrate/judge in the country where the person is living (Malta in this case) is satisfied that the paperwork makes out a sufficient case that a person has committed a serious offence, either committed in England, or over which English law extends abroad (e.g. murder of a British subject abroad).

I cannot see anywhere in the media/press coverage to date ANY mention of the precise offence he has been arrested for. I would hazard a guess that it is for some kind of sexual offence in England for which he has not yet been charged.

No doubt the mainstream media will soon give us this rather important detail, rather than merely circulating yet another media story that appears to have been created by the powers-that-be simply to influence public perception, once again, about what really happened to Madeleine McCann.

One paper - The Mirror - said he likes to rape children that look like Madeleine.

I think that was their opinion.

Disgraceful reporting.

Will they report where he was in 2007 (New Zealand)?

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by AndyB on 16.10.14 13:00

Is there any evidence that he was in NZ during 2007? It would be good if there was. Was he there the whole year or just part of it? (I'm thinking about "Pervert fled to NZ after snatching Maddie" style headlines)

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by stillsloppingout on 16.10.14 13:06

@AndyB wrote:Is there any evidence that he was in NZ during 2007? It would be good if there was. Was he there the whole year or just part of it? (I'm thinking about "Pervert fled to NZ after snatching Maddie" style headlines)


Of course New Zealand ..... Only seven more to go now, then every country in the world will have a suspect associated with the disappearance of Maddie .

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Re: Roderick MacDonald, newest suspect in the McCann case (Daily Mail 15/10/14)

Post by Tony Bennett on 16.10.14 13:09

@BlueBag wrote:
@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:For goodness sake, this 'arrest' is trending on Facebook.
Surely by far the most immediate question here is what has he been arrested for? 

The purpose of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is to bring back to the requesting country (in this case the UK) from an other E.U. country where someone is living (in this case Malta) a person where there is prima facie evidence that that person has committed a serious offence (more minor crimes are not covered by the EAW procedure).

An EAW can only be granted if a magistrate/judge in the country where the person is living (Malta in this case) is satisfied that the paperwork makes out a sufficient case that a person has committed a serious offence, either committed in England, or over which English law extends abroad (e.g. murder of a British subject abroad).

I cannot see anywhere in the media/press coverage to date ANY mention of the precise offence he has been arrested for. I would hazard a guess that it is for some kind of sexual offence in England for which he has not yet been charged.

No doubt the mainstream media will soon give us this rather important detail, rather than merely circulating yet another media story that appears to have been created by the powers-that-be simply to influence public perception, once again, about what really happened to Madeleine McCann.

One paper - The Mirror - said he likes to rape children that look like Madeleine.

I think that was their opinion.

Disgraceful reporting.
Quite so.

And when you look at this story, it can only have come via a combination of Operation Grange and the McCann Team.

To understand this fully, we might for example ask these questions:

1) Who told the Daily Mail about this story?

2) Were the Daily Mail, the Press Association or any other U.K. or even any other foreign press agency present in the Maltese court when the magistrate granted the UK's application for a European Arrest Warrant?

3) Why are we not told for what spceific arrestable offence MacDonald (formerly Robinson) was arrested?

4) Exactly who has made the suggestion that this case is linked to a suspected paedophile gang that may have abducted Madeleine McCann? (to answer my own question, either DCI Andy Redwood or his bosses)

5) Who has supplied the 'information' that he was 'reportedly' in the Algarve in 2007? (to answer my own question again, DCI Andy Redwood or his bosses).       
 
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Post by sallypelt on 16.10.14 13:22

A tweet from Joana:

Joana Morais @xklamation
Dear UK media hacks can you explain how the 100000th #McCann suspect was in Luz in 2007, it seems he was living in New Zealand from 2001/09?

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