May 2023

Paedophile abducted and sexually assaulted a girl for more than 24 hours while dressed as a woman

A man has pleaded guilty to abducting a primary school girl while dressed as a woman before repeatedly sexually assaulting her over more than a day.

The butcher, who was born Andrew George Miller but identifies as Amy, pleaded guilty to four charges – abduction, sexual assault, watching pornography in the presence of the child under the age of 13, and possessing 242 indecent images of children.

Miller is in the process of transitioning from male to female, but has asked to be referred to by male pronouns.

The girl escaped when Miller fell asleep after 27 hours of assault and was found safe near Galashiels in the Scottish borders.

At the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday, a narrative of Miller’s offences were read out, which judge Lord Arthurson described as “abhorrent crimes” of the utmost “deviance and depravity” which were “the realisation of every parent’s worst nightmare”.

Miller and his victim were not known to each other.

The sick predator approached the child in February this year when she was walking home to offer her a lift. Instead of taking the child to her home, Miller took her to his home in the Scottish Borders.

There, he sexually assaulted her in his bedroom over the course of the next 27 hours.

For the time the child was confined at the property, Miller was dressed as a woman, wearing a bra and women’s underwear.

He also made the girl watch porn

The following evening, Miller fell asleep in the bed next to the child. She tipped over a glass of water in an attempt to wake him, but he did not rouse.

Following this, the child turned on the bedroom light and Miller still did not wake.

She then attempted to escape from the property, but found the door was locked.

She found the landline phone and called police, saying she had been touched inappropriately, the court heard.

At the time of his arrest, Miller was wearing a bra, women’s underwear, tights and one silicone breast – the other had become dislodged during a struggle.

He said he put her in his bed with him because “it was a motherly thing”, and admitted he should have called police.

He admitted he should “never have gotten into this situation” during the interview, which lasted six hours.

Following his arrest, three laptops were seized from his property and a total of 242 indecent images of children were found

His internet history was also accessed, showing his searches for indecent images.

Miller, who appeared by videolink from HMP Edinburgh, was remanded in custody and will appear for sentencing on August 15.

Locals said Miller had become well-known in the community. “It was about six years ago that Andy changed his name and started dressing and styling his hair as a female. There was shock among the shopkeepers when the transition happened,” one said.