Sir Alastair George Miller

Daily Mail, 5th October 1961

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  1. Troyhand said:

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    Impstone, Silchester near Basingstoke in Hampshire which has been rented by 65 year old Sir Alastair George Lionel Joseph Miller who has had an 11 year old staying with him. It has since come to light that welfare officers have contacted the mother to have her daughter taken away from the house .

  2. Troyhand said:

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    Motorsport – June 2003
    Alvis back on track

    IT IS GOOD TO HEAR THAT THE 1924 ALVIS WHICH THE LATE ERIC BENFIELD restored so meticulously and raced in VSCC events is receiving a complete restoration by its new owner. Two of these cars competed in the 1924 JCC 200 Mile Race, along with Sir Alistair Miller in the less-specialised 1923 12/50type racing Alvis…

  3. Troyhand said:

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    The Southern Cross – 10 March 2010

    [Page 2]
    The spirit of St Aidan’s lives on

    Saint Aidan’s College in Grahamstown might have closed its doors in 1973, but its spirit and ethos live on.

    Mass was celebrated in the college chapel for the first time in years, before a congregation of more than 100 people.

    The matric classes of 1959, 1960 and 1961 celebrated their 50th anniversary, together with other Old Aidanites.

    Other alumni include Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of Jock of the Bushveld, Sir Charles Coghlan, the first prime minister of the then Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), a former chief justice, Justice James Stratford, ***aviation pioneer, Sir Alistair Miller***, and several bishops. Over 70 OAs have been ordained to the priesthood…

  4. Troyhand said:

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    1958 Press Photo Sir Alastair Miller Arrested At Hotel

    Baron Arrested In Hotel: Sir Alastair Miller, 65-year-old Baronet, arrived at St. Pancras Station last night after his arrest at an hotel near Ayr. Hampshire police said today charged with an offence “in connection with a young girl”. Sir Alastair, former racing driver and Irish guards captain, flew to Renfrew Airport, near Glasgow, on Saturday, then drove to the hotel, where he was arrested. Photo Shows: Sir Alastair Miler arrives at St. Pancras Station last night escorted police.

  5. Troyhand said:

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    Victoria Advocate – 19 January 1964
    17th Body Unearthed In Probe

    LEON, Mexico (AP) – Bones have been discovered buried at a house of prostitution reportedly owned by two sisters who are the alleged leaders of a white slave ring.

    This could increase the total of 17 bodies found so far in an investigation of a prostitution ring which apparently had been killing and clandestinely burying young girls for almost 10 years.

    Authorities were investigating the new discovery of bones Saturday, trying to determine how many bodies were buried in the site. The other bodies were found in Lagos de Moreno, about 10 miles from here.

    The State Police agent directing the investigation said the total number killed could go as high as 30 or more.

    The two sisters, Maria de Jesus Gonzalez Valencuela, 52, and Delfina, 42, are being held in a jail in San Francisco del Rincon, about 15 miles west of here.

    Authorities reported that inmates of the jail tried to attack the sisters Friday and that they were being kept secluded in a specially guarded cell.

    Late Friday afternoon a crowd of about 500 persons gathered in front of the jail shouting threats against the two prisoners. The demonstration ended without violence.

    Authorities picked up five men Friday in connection with their investigation.

    Press reports from Queretaro, capital of the state of Queretaro, said the chauffeur of the sisters had told authorities that he had made several trips to Mexico City to carry young teen-age girls to Leon, Torreon and other cities.

    This indicated the investigation may spread through many other states before it is concluded.
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    Sydney Morning Herald – 20 January 1964
    ‘White Slave’ Crimes: 13 Charged

    Mexico City, Jan. 19 (A.A.P.). – Thirteen people, including six women, were indicted yesterday on charges of operating a “white slave” ring.

    They appeared before First Civil Court of the small village of San Francisco del Rincon in Central Mexico.

    They were charged on nine counts, including prostitution, homicide, kidnapping and clandestine burying.

    Two sisters, Maria de Jesus Valenzuela and Delfina Gonzalez Valenzuela, were accused as leaders of the ring.

    Police claim the ring has been killing and clandestinely burying young girls for almost 10 years.

    Others implicated in the case include a captain from the Mexican Army, Hermenegildo Zuniga Maldonado, accused of extending protection to the sisters while having armed forces under his command at San Francisco del Rincon.

    Investigations were going on today, with police and civil authorities from three States trying to develop more information about the ring.

    Bodies of Women, Children Found
    The indictment as disclosed last night by local prosecutors listed corruption of minors, prostitution, threats, injuries, homicide, kidnapping, clandestine burying and sexual perversion.

    The sisters’ car drivers, Enrique Rodriguez and Francisco Camarena, face three additional charges – slandering, mutilation and brutality, mainly in the handling of corpses.

    The shocking story of prostitution and crime came to light last week, when the two sisters were arrested and their house in the nearby city of Lagos de Moreno and a ranch in the outskirts of San Francisco del Rincon were examined by authorities.

    The remains of 17 bodies of women and children have been found, but authorities fear the total number of killed could go as high as 30.

    The sisters are also accused of supplying girls to operators of prostitution houses in the States of Jalisco and Queretaro at a price of 1,000 pesos (about £35) each.

    Authorities said the two women conducted their activities from their house in Lagos de Moreno.

    The girls were kept in concentration camp-like isolation and in near starvation, police said.

    Prostitutes who became old or sick were disposed of by killing, police added.

    Bodies were usually dismembered and burnt with kerosene and then buried in the ranch of the two sisters.
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    Fort Scott Tribune – 21 October 1964
    White Slave Ring Unfolds in Mexico

    San Francisco del Rincon, Mexico (AP) – Two sisters were found guilty here of slaying at least 80 girls in the operation of a white slave ring in central Mexico.

    The sisters, Delfina Gonzalez Valenzuela, 56, and Maria de Jesus Gonzalez Valentuela, 39, were given the maximum sentence, 40 years in prison.

    Several hundred persons gathered in front of the court house in this small, isolated town as Judge Timeteo Lozano pronounced his verdict. The trial began last January and brought forth details of starvation, beatings and death.

    Nineteen other persons were convicted of being members of the ring and given sentences ranging from 1 to 35 years.

    The prosecution contended the ring had been operating for at least 10 years and the girls who were slain had tried to resist discipline.

    The Gonzalez Valenzela sisters admitted operating houses of prostitution but denied guilt for the deaths.

    At least 21 bodies had been discovered by the time the trial began.
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  6. Troyhand said:

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    Sarasota Herald-Tribune – 18 January 1964
    Mexican Police Find Bodies Of 15 Girls And Two Infants
    Prostitution Ring Uncovered

    LEON, Mexico (AP) – Police said Friday that 17 bodies, 15 teen-age girls and two infants, had been uncovered in a search for victims of a prostitution ring that killed to keep discipline.

    Angel Mota Ayala, a state police agent directing the investigation, said the number killed is believed to be around 30.

    “It could go higher,” he said. All except two of the bodies uncovered so far have been found at an isolated ranch near Leon, about 200 miles west of Mexico City, where the ring’s alleged operations were centered.

    The remaining two bodies were found at a house of prostitution in a nearby town, San Francisco del Rincon, Ayala said.

    Police Chief Enrique Perez Salazar of Guanajuate State, where the ring was smashed earlier this week, said an investigation indicated the disciplinary killings had been going on for almost 10 years. He said the ring secretly buried its victims.

    Salazar said the search for bodies has spread into six cities. He said Maria del Jesus Gonzalez Valenzuela, 52, and her sister, Delfina, 42, are accused as the leaders of the ring.

    Salazar said the sisters and nine other persons were being held in Leon pending completion of the police investigation and filing of formal charges. He said searches would be made of houses and farms in other areas owned by the alleged ringleaders.

    In addition to Leon and San Francisco del Rincon, Salazar said the search had spread into Mexico’s second-largest city, Guadalajara; into the popular tourist city of Guanajuato and Silao and Lagos de Moreno.

    State Atty. Gen. Raul Aranda Torres said he would seek the maximum penalty, 40 years in prison, for the ring leaders.

    “If there were a death penalty in this state, they would go to the gallows,” Torres said.

    Police said the girls usually were killed by prolonged beatings.

    One of the girls rscued from the ring by police said she had been told she would be killed next Sunday.

    Police identified the girl as Maria Trinidad Hernandez Martinez, 15. Officers said she told them she had been lured from her tiny village into prostitution two years ago by one of the ring’s members who promised her a job as a servant.

    She said she was taken to the ranch near here when she became uncooperative and had been there two weeks when police arrived.

    “I saw three die in those 15 days,” she said.

    “Last Saturday they put me in a room by myself and told me I would die this Sunday,” she siad. “Thank God the police got here before then.”
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    Miami News – 17 October 1964
    2 Sisters Guilty of Slaying 80 Mexican Girls

    San Francisco del Rincon, Mexico (AP) – Two sisters were found guilty yesterday of slaying at least 80 girls in the operation of a white slave ring in central Mexico.

    The sisters, Delfina Gonzalez Valenzuela, 56, and Maria de Jesus Gonzalez Valenzuela, 39, were given the maximum sentence, 40 years in prison.

    Several hundred persons gathered at the courthouse as Judge Timeteo Lozno pronounced his verdict. The trial began last January and brought forth details of starvation, beatings and death.

    Nineteen other persons were convicted of being members of the ring and sentenced to from 1 to 35 years.

    The prosecution contended the ring had been operating 10 years and the girls who were slain had resisted discipline.

    The Gonzalez Valenzuela sisters admitted operating houses of prostitution but denied guilt for the deaths.

    The accused said they would appeal.

    The ring’s activities came to light last January when police raided a nearby ranch allegedly used as its disciplinary center and found more than a dozen girls, most of them teenagers.

    The girls told police of disappearances of friends. Bodies were found in crude graves at a former house of prostitution in San Francisco del Rincon.

    As the investigation spread, bodies and bones were found in several other towns.

    Included in the judge’s verdict was an order that the sisters pay indemnization totaling $67,209.60 to relatives of the victims.
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    Spokane Daily Chronicle – 10 November 1964
    Move Triggered by Lynch Fears

    San Francisco del Rincon, Mexico (UPI) – The Gonzalez sisters were moved to Guanajuato State Prison yesterday under heavy guard as a precaution against a possible lynching attempt.

    The three women – Delfina, Maria Luisa and Eva Gonzalez Valenzuela – have been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison on a variety of charges arising from white-slave activity, including the torture and murder of girls they were trying to force into prostitution.

    They have appealed the sentence, which is the heaviest possible under Mexican law, to the state supreme court.
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