- A Russian ex-suspect in the disappearance case around Maddie McCann wants to publish a book about how he was treated from the moment he came into the picture as possible kidnapper of the missing girl. Sergey Malinka (32) describes how he ended up in a living hell. 'The lies have brought me to the edge of despair, sometimes beyond that edge.'
In a video message on YouTube, the Russian computer expert explains briefly what happened to him. 'The reason I write this book is that I will soon become a father. I do not want my 'familiarity' to have a negative effect on my child's life. '
In 2014 he was last heard in the disappearance case, but he is no longer suspected. Three years later he decided to bring out all his experiences. This with the help of the British children's book author David S. Jones.
Malinka says that gossip and lies, which were badly checked by the press, were quickly seen by people as the truth. That led to a lot of trouble. 'Bribery, threats, blackmail, distortion, citizens' anger... ', He sums up.