In June 2016, Joana Morais gave her take on paedophilia within the Algarve. Her blog entry was posted after Sir Clement Freud was featured on Exposure for allegedly abusing two under-age girls and made the connection to paedophilia on the Algarve.
The latter bit is the part I want to focus on, but for the moment I need to clear out a couple of minor points.
Joana’s article is at http://joana-morais.blogspot.pt/2016/06/maddie-case-leaves-ten-paedophiles.html This is quite long but also quite interesting and focusses on the interaction between Kate and Gerry McCann and Sir Clement.
In my last mini-post, I identified that the phone calls back and forth between Freud and the McCanns had gone up to 5. Joana’s article mentions two more, which should push the total to at least 7.
“Clement Freud returned to Praia da Luz on 31 August and called Gerry that day. ‘Is it true, Gerry?’ he said, without preamble.” This date fits in with two calls from Gerry’s mobile to Casa da Colina a couple of days later.
“At 9.50pm, I rang Clement. ‘Come on round,’ he said. ‘It’ll be nice to see you. But you’ll have to forgive my night-time attire.’ This was on the day the McCanns were made arguidos, and it should appear in Kate McCann’s call log.
Now on to the major point, which is establishing the situation re paedophiles in Portugal in 2007, more specifically in the Algarve, or some connection between Portugal/Algarve paedophiles and Madeleine McCann.
“Judiciary police monitored the movements of British, German and Dutch sexual predators in the Algarve.
by Rui Pando Gomes
The Judiciary Police (PJ) monitored the movements of about a dozen foreign paedophiles in the Algarve, after Madeleine McCann disappearance in 2007, but never investigated the former Member of the Parliament Clement Freud, accused of paedophilia in the UK and who used to vacation in Praia da Luz, in Lagos.
The English police, during the investigation to the Maddie case, sent the Portuguese authorities a list of British subjects referenced for paedophile acts, who also had connections to the Algarve. This list was also part of the process (investigation process) to the disappearance of the English child, but, CdM was able to establish the English authorities demanded the list to be confidential. In addition to the British paedophiles, police investigators have also monitored, in the recent years, the movements of German and Dutch nationals.”
If this Correio da Manhã information is anywhere close to correct, the British police sent a list about of about 10 or 12 paedophiles who had connections to the Algarve. (I have no idea how the Dutch and German authorities chipped in.)
This is a very small list. Quite obviously, it does not include anyone who was, say, a Portuguese or Spanish paedophile, and not on the UK radar.
It also excludes those of the alleged Algarve paedophiles who have featured in the media recently.
Sir Clement Freud was not on the list. Nothing came out about him until well after he died in 2009.
Christian Ridout was not on the list. Sending obscene texts to a 12-year-old in Portugal does not get you on a UK sex offenders list.
James Watson, a suspect in the murder of Rikki Neave, surely was not on the list. In that case, there is no evidence of paedophilia and no connection to the Algarve.
Is this an accurate picture of paedophilia on the Algarve?