After admitting to further crimes against a young girl, a child rapist who held the greatest collection of obscene photographs ever discovered by a police department was sentenced to more years in prison.
Melvin Miller pleaded guilty to 30 charges against two females and was sentenced to 16 years in April 2020.
One of them then “disclosed further horrifying facts” of the 46-year-abuse, old’s according to Merseyside Police.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting to six crimes.
His sentence will run in parallel with his present sentence.
Miller, previously of Mountsfield in Frome, Somerset, had recordings of his rapes of two young girls among a library of 250,000 obscene photos, according to his trial in 2020.
Judge Neil Flewitt QC described the collection as “the largest ever met by Merseyside Police” and said Miller’s actions had caused “irreparable injury” to the children, who were aged six and eleven at the time of the abuse.
After Miller was arrested, “one of his victims revealed further terrible information… and detectives uncovered evidence he had taken photographs and recorded part of his assaults,” according to a police spokeswoman.
Miller was charged in jail with three further counts of rape, two counts of attempted rape, and one count of creating an obscene film of a kid, according to him.
Det Insp Yoseph Al-Ramadhan, speaking after the sentencing, described Miller, of HMP Low Newton, as “a dangerous sexual predator who will now face even more years in jail and a lifetime of surveillance.”
“Miller was incarcerated for a substantial amount of time two years ago because to the incredible bravery of his victims,” he added.
“The victim, who has had the courage to relate more of Miller’s heinous crimes, has enabled… the courts to lengthen Miller’s sentence and further safeguard the public from Miller’s harm.”
Miller had “a tremendous amount of obscene photographs on his arrest, each representing many more victims of abuse,” according to him.
“They had been used for the profit of Miller and other wicked individuals, and we will continue to examine all complaints of people in possession of such material on a proactive basis.”