The misreporting was abysmal, eg tht fact that they were named as "arguidos", which translates as "formal suspect" in English. However the legal system is very different. There is no right to remain silent or be accompanied by a lawyer/translator unless accorded arguido status as a witness. You may be given it, or request it, in which case it will normally not be refused.The Nine had more wit than to say anything to any Journalist as it would be set upon by Keyboard Crack pots as your self. Police in both Countries have interviewed them and again like the parents have nothing to arrest them ,,, wonder if that is because they are innocent or wait as you say they are guilty because they never done the front page of the Express .
The MCCanns became arguidos because nary a word of Portuguese they spoke other than Bon dia, nor would the PJ have had much more English. In the minds of the British press that meant they were about to be charged.