Child Abductor Granted Leave to Appeal Sentence
Abduction and Sexual Abuse
A paedophile named Andrew Miller, who also uses the name Amy George, has been granted leave to appeal against his 28-year extended sentence for abducting and sexually abusing a young girl.
The 53-year-old was dressed as a woman when he offered the child a lift in February.
He took her back to his house and subjected her to repeated attacks over the course of 27 hours.
Judge’s Description of the Crimes
At the High Court in Edinburgh last month, Miller was sentenced to 20 years behind bars and a further eight years on licence under supervision in the community.
Judge Lord Arthurson described Miller’s crimes as “brazen and chilling” and “uniquely appalling.”
He said the offences were “abhorrent crimes” of the utmost “deviance and depravity” which were “the realisation of every parent’s worst nightmare.”
Details of the Abuse
The court was told that Miller is transitioning into a woman.
The child was locked in Miller’s home for 27 hours, during which time she was repeatedly touched and forced to watch pornography.
She eventually managed to dial 999 while Miller was asleep.
At the time of his arrest, Miller was wearing a bra, women’s underwear, tights, and one silicone breast.
He later told detectives that he did not abduct the girl and that it was “all a mistake.”
He claimed he stopped to offer her a lift because “she was freezing.”
He said he put her in bed with him because “it was a motherly thing.”
Miller also admitted that he should “never have gotten into this situation” during a six-hour police interview.
After his arrest, three laptops were seized from Miller’s property, and a total of 242 indecent images of children were found.
Searches for similar content were found in his internet history.
Miller, who had run a butcher’s shop, has been placed on the sex offenders register.
Miller has been held in the male prison estate following a row over the jailing of transgender rapist Isla Bryson, who was sent to a female prison in February.
Bryson was later moved to the male estate.