A convicted paedophile who boasted of working with ‘really hot kids’ during his time as a teacher is living secretly in Scotland

Published October 23, 2014 by JS2

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A PERVERT teacher who boasted of working with “really hot kids” is living secretly in Scotland.

Twisted paedophile Gary Anderson has been jailed three times in England.

And he mocked attempts to treat him behind bars, saying he concealed his real thoughts in order to appear a reformed character.

Former music teacher Anderson, 48, who has changed his name to Simeon Hope, is now living in Barrhead, Renfrewshire.

His council property is within a 15-minute walk of the town’s six schools. And his new neighbours are completely unaware of his sickening past.

The serial offender admits he is sexually attracted to girls aged between eight and 12.

In online chats, Anderson, a former Green Party candidate, bragged to fellow paedophiles: “I used to be a teacher and met a lot of really hot kids.”

He was jailed in 2000 in his native County Durham and in 2003 and 2010 in the Midlands.

He was barred from working with children for life after his 2003 offence and is the subject of a sexual offences prevention order.

When he was interviewed by police about his most recent offence, he ridiculed his sex offender treatment, saying it was “run by fools” and that he concealed his true thoughts.

Prosecutor Grace Hale told the court at his 2010 trial that computer experts found evidence he had been active on child sex websites.

She said: “On one chat log, he wrote ‘I used to be a teacher and met a lot of really hot kids but little happened because I was too aware of the risks here in the UK.’

“In another, talking about his prison treatment programme, he wrote, ‘My strategy is to tell these lovely, caring people what they like to hear. My real thoughts I keep to myself and for here. I want to be regarded as low risk so I can lead a more normal life’.”

An East Renfrewshire Council spokeswoman would only say it was the authority’s legal duty to help with the supervision of offenders in their area.

Anderson was not available for comment.

Scottish Labour’s justice spokesman Graeme Pearson said: “It should be an offence for people convicted of such crimes to change their names to avoid identification.

“Three jail sentences in a decade reflects a determination to reoffend.”

In June, our sister paper, the Sunday Mail, revealed record numbers of sex offenders are changing their names.

Paedophiles and rapists created new identities in a bid to stop neighbours and workmates uncovering their secret pasts.

Daily Record

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