Andrew Miller/Amy George

Andrew Miller (aka Amy George), aged 53, appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on 9 February 2023, charged with abduction and threatening or abusive behaviour, following the disappearance of an 11 year old girl from Galashiels. Miller was remanded into custody.

The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found at an address in the Galashiels area of the Scottish Borders on the evening of 6th February 2023 after she had been missing for 27 hours.

Media reports indicate that Police Scotland clearly named Miller as a man, although e.g. the Daily Mail quotes local sources saying “They use a woman’s name now but were previously known as Andrew and are very well known in the community” and also includes evidence from social media of Miller self-identifying as a transgender woman.

Additional reporting is available via posts on Reduxx and Wings Over Scotland

*Update 17 February 2023*

The BBC reports that Miller appeared via videolink at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Friday 17 January 2023 over a breach of sections 19, 20, 23 and 25 of the Sexual Offences Scotland Act. The charges include the sexual assault of a young child by penetration, sexual assault on a young child, sexual exposure to a young child, causing a young child to look at a sexual image and being in possession of an indecent photograph.

Miller made no plea and was remanded in custody. A date for his next appearance is yet to be announced.

Image credit: Dave Johnston via Daily Record

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BBC News: Abduction accused charged with child sex assault archive

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BBC News: Man charged after 11-year-old girl’s disappearance in Galashiels archive

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