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A transgender butcher who kidnapped and sexually abused a little girl during a horrific 27-hour ordeal has been jailed for 20 years.

Andrew Miller was dressed as a woman when he lured the primary school pupil – who did not know him – into his car as she walked home and then trapped her in his house in the Scottish Borders in February.

The 53-year-old, who uses the name Amy George, subjected the girl to repeated attacks before she escaped after calling police on his landline when the predator was asleep.

A judge called the ordeal ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’, asking the paedophile: ‘Would an 11-year-old girl have willingly entered your car if you had presented as a man?’ 

Miller, who is in the process of transitioning and was the proprietor of a butcher shop, pleaded guilty to charges of abduction, sexual assault, watching pornography in the presence of a child under the age of 13 and possessing 242 indecent images of children.

Yesterday he returned to the High Court in Edinburgh where Miller, who was addressed as a male by the court, was handed a 20-year prison sentence.

Andrew Miller is in the process of transitioning and was the proprietor of a butcher shop
Miller lured the primary school pupil into his car as she walked home and then trapped her in his house, where he subjected her to horrific abuse

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’.

Upon sentencing Miller he said: ‘The narrative was frankly nauseating in terms of its depravity and criminal sexual deviancy.

The grinning monster in their midst

Standing at the counter of his butcher shop, Amy George, who at the time called himself Amy Miller, looks every bit the proud business owner

Standing at the counter of his butcher shop, Amy George, who at the time called himself Amy Miller, looks every bit the proud business owner.

Pictures from 2020 obtained by The Scottish Mail on Sunday show the blonde shopkeeper smiling beside a display of sausage rolls, chops and steak pies.

But despite being the welcoming face of Millers of Melrose butchers, Amy – as he was known to his customers – has now been unmasked as sex offender Andrew Miller, who created a secret room in the attic of his house in the Borders which would later become the scene of an attack that has shocked the nation. 

‘On your arrest you denied the abduction and preposterously said you had acted in a motherly way.

‘Abduction of young children for the purposes of sexual torment is a mercifully rare crime in this jurisdiction.’

Lord Arthurson told Miller that his crimes were the ‘realisation of every parent’s worst nightmare’ had had an ‘incalculable’ impact on his victim and her family.

He said: ‘The narrative of offending in your case was frankly nauseating in its level of depravity and criminal deviance.’

He said the ‘mode of abduction is a significantly aggravating’ feature of the crimes, which had involved a ‘substantial component of planning’, and added: ‘I’m referring to your female presentation.

‘Would an 11-year-old girl have willingly entered your car if you had presented as a man?’

The judge said the victim had shown a ‘display of remarkable courage’ when she managed to call police to end her ordeal.

But, the judge told Miller that after his arrest ‘your primary focus in considering the impact of this offence was yourself’ and that ‘you even appeared to place responsibility for your offending on to your victim.’

Miller had also, the judge said, talked ‘in detail about wanting to limit the impact of your offence to the wider trans community.’

He said the abduction of young children ‘for the purposes of sexual torment by their captor’ was ‘a uniquely appalling crime’.

Lord Arthurson added: ‘The suffering of your victim and her family at your hands has been incalculable.’

The court previously heard how he had approached the child in February this year, just before 6pm, to offer her a lift. 

But instead of taking the child home, Miller took her to his house in the Borders, where he discarded her mobile phone. He then sexually assaulted her in his bedroom over the course of the next 27 hours.

Miller was dressed as a woman at the time and made his victim watch pornography while he kept her away in his £500,000 bungalow in Gattonside, Selkirkshire.

He had driven the child to his lair, that now lies empty covered in debris, moss and ivy, in his Jaguar coupe, which he parked alongside a Range Rover Sport. 

She was locked inside a sinister hideaway which could only be accessed through a bedroom cupboard.

‘A room had been created within the attic space at the property in which was situated a homemade bed,’ prosecutor Lorraine Glancy KC told the court previously. ‘This room could only be accessed through a hall cupboard and it too had a lock on the outside of the door.

‘The accused stated to the child that he intended to keep her for a week but on another occasion, he told her that he was not going to let her leave as she was his ‘new family’.’

During the second evening of her abduction, the child knocked over a glass of water to see if it would rouse Miller, who had fallen asleep in bed next to her. 

When he did not stir, she attempted to leave the property but found the door locked.

She then found the landline and called police, saying she had been touched inappropriately.

File photo of Miller (covered) being led from Selkirk Sheriff Court following an earlier hearing
The child only managed to escape and call 999 for help after Miller, pictured, fell asleep

Lord Arthurson said that Miller had ‘even attempted to place responsibility on’ his victim and during his arrest alluded to the child as being ‘sexually active’. 

The judge told the paedophile his ‘primary focus’ throughout was himself and while he showed an understanding of the impact his crimes had on the wider public, it was ‘limited’ in terms of the victim. 

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. Miller later told detectives 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.

Following his arrest, three laptops were seized from his property and a total of 242 indecent images of children were found. His internet history revealed searches for similar content. 

At the time, Advocate depute Lorraine Glancy, KC, said: ‘It is understood that the accused identifies as a transgender female named Amy George and reports that he is in the process of transitioning to a female.

Miller (pictured) 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

‘At the time of his arrest, he was presenting as Amy. However, prior to interview, he confirmed that he wished to be addressed as Andrew Miller using ‘he’ pronouns for simplicity.’

Today he was sentenced to a 28-year extended sentence, with 20 years to be spent behind bars and a further eight spent on licence under supervision in the community.

He was also placed on the sex offenders register. After being sentenced, he was led down from the dock with his head bowed.

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.

Police Scotland sparked the row after declaring Miller as a man. In the immediate aftermath Humza Yousaf, along with his predecessor Nicola Sturgeon, refused to say if Miller would service his prison sentence in a men’s or women’s jails.

But when questioned by the Mail on Sunday in May – three days after Miller admitted to his vile crime – Mr Yousaf appeared to clarify his position.

He said: ‘So Andrew Miller is being housed in the male estate. If he is sentenced I would not expect that to change.’ 

Miller’s butcher shop Millers of Melrose, which featured in one of JK Rowling’s Strike novels, is now closed. 



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