A broadcaster and MP who has been exposed as a paedophile, after abusing two girls for decades, is now being linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
The first girl Sir Clement Freud – grandson of famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund – abused was Sylvia Woosley, who met Freud when she was 10-years-old and later went on to live with him to be raised as his daughter.
While a second woman – who wishes to remain anonymous – claimed that Freud abused her as a child and raped her when she was 18.
The women told ITV Exposure that the abuse happened between the late 1940s and 1970s.
His widow, Jill, 89, said she was ‘deeply saddened and profoundly sorry for what happened to these women.’
Detectives who are investigating the disappearance of Maddie McCann have now been told that Freud had a villa in Praia da Luz, Portugal, the resort where the three-year-old went missing in 2007.
In the weeks following her disappearance, Freud reportedly befriended the McCanns and had them round to his house on two occasions, keeping in touch with the pair via phone and email, The Mirror reports.
The McCanns are said to be ‘horrified’ by the discovery that Freud was a paedophile.
Freud’s family, however, say he was not in Portugal at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.
The ITV documentary Exposure: Abused and Betrayed – A Life Sentence, claims that Freud is believed to have sexually abused girls as young as 11.
The Daily Beast