British police are investigating the whereabouts of a man who abused five girls in Portugal between 2004 and 2006, in relation to the disappearance of three-year Madeleine McCann in 2007.
Detectives say that the attacks took place in the holiday residences of British families in Algarve.
The man, who is said to have tanned skin and dark hair, is suspected of breaking into 12 properties between 2004 and 2010.
Madeleine disappeared from the holiday apartment of her family in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve.
The British authorities are investigating a total of 38 people considered of «interest» in relation to the disappearance of the child.