Pictured: The 35-year-old on his way to court in Faro to face charges of kidnapping and raping a British woman. The suspect is expected to be remanded in custody after his court appearance, which is due to take place behind closed doors as is normal in Portugal for a first court hearing … [Read more...] about British woman is ‘rescued from kidnap and rape ordeal after leaving an SOS message in a Burger King to alert police on the Algarve she had been abducted’
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A spokesman for Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria police force said ahead of the court appearance, which ended with the jail remand pending an ongoing court probe expected to lead to trial: 'The PJ, through its Southern Directorate and as part of an investigation into different crimes of abduction, rape, kidnap, aggravated threats, assault and theft, has identified and arrested a 35-year-old man residing on the Algarve. … [Read more...] about Revealed: Man accused of repeatedly raping British and Brazilian sex slaves he kept hostage in the Algarve is a convicted killer who was jailed in Canada over violent armed robbery