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Paedophile who abducted and abused girl for 27 hours jailed for 20 years

Andrew Miller hid under a jacket when leaving a previous court appearance (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Andrew Miller hid under a jacket when leaving a previous court appearance (Andrew Milligan/PA) Andrew Miller hid under a jacket when leaving a previous court appearance (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A paedophile who abducted a young girl as she walked home and sexually abused her for 27 hours has been jailed for 20 years.

Andrew Miller, 53, who also uses the name Amy George, was dressed as a woman when he offered the primary school-aged child – whom he had never seen before – a lift in February, in the Scottish Borders.

Miller took the girl back to his house and subjected her to repeated attacks, which a judge described as “every parent’s worst nightmare”.

Andrew Miller court case
Andrew Miller court case Paedophile Andrew Miller abducted and sexually abused a young girl as she walked home (Police Scotland/PA)

At the High Court in Edinburgh in May, Miller pleaded guilty to charges of abduction; sexual assault; watching pornography in the presence of the child under the age of 13; and possessing 242 indecent images of children.

The court heard Miller was transitioning into a woman.

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.

Judge Lord Arthurson described Miller’s offences as “abhorrent crimes” of the utmost “deviance and depravity” which were “the realisation of every parent’s worst nightmare”.

The child was locked in Miller’s home for 27 hours, during which time she was repeatedly touched, and also forced to watch pornography.

She dialled 999 while Miller, who was wearing women’s underwear, was asleep.

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

Miller, who had run a butcher’s shop, claimed he offered the girl a lift “because she was freezing”, and claimed forcing her to sleep in the bed with him “was a motherly thing”.

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