Paedophile receives 16-year sentence in case prosecuted by John Wyn Williams

April 29, 2020

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a paedophile who had recordings of his rapes of two young girls among a library of 250,000 indecent images.

Liverpool Crown Court heard 44-year-old Melvin Miller’s library of indecent images was the “largest collection ever encountered by Merseyside Police”.

Miller, formerly of St Helens, pleaded guilty to 30 serious sexual offences. He was jailed for 16 years.

John Wyn Williams, prosecuting, said: “It was only when the police made a thorough examination of the defendant’s hard drive that the extent of what the defendant had done to both these young girls unfolded.”

Miller, who appeared by videolink from HMP Liverpool, admitted offences including 16 counts of raping a child under the age of 13 and five of making or possessing indecent images.

Judge Neil Flewitt QC said the offences had a “profound” effect on his victims and their families and had caused them “irreparable harm”.

The judge said it was “the largest collection ever encountered by Merseyside Police”, adding: “People like you create a market for the recordings of that abuse.”