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PARENTS' FURY AS CHATROOM FIEND IS JAILED; Girl, 13, lured to woods sex den.

Byline: By Gordon McIlwraith

THE parents of a 13-year-old Scots girl lured into sex with a serial internet pervert told of their fury yesterday after the beast was jailed for just three yearsThe victim's dad said: 'This man has psychotic tendencies and he has shown no remorse.What does it take to have him put away for a long time?'

Twisted Simon Moore, a father of four, was 34 when he groomed the girl in an internet chatroom. He repeatedly had sex with her in a 'hide' in woods.

Moore, now 36, was arrested after the girl ended the year- long affair. But after a sheriff gave him bail, he trapped an English 13-year-old through a chatroom and had sex with her too.

At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, judge Lord Philip told Moore: 'I am concerned you don't seem to realise the seriousness of this offence and that there is a high risk of reoffending.'

But he then told the pervert he would jail him for three years, reduced from four years because he had pleaded guilty.

The girl's 36-year--old mum said later: 'I am absolutely gutted. I thought he would have got more.

'I will be writing to the justice minister about this

The parents of Moore's English victim also condemned the sentence as a disgrace and demanded to know why the perv was bailed to abuse their child.

The couple had travelled from their home in Hull to show their support for the Scots girl's family.

Londoner Moore is already serving six years for abducting the English girl and having underage sex with her.

He will begin the three-year sentence at the end of his current jail term and will be supervised for five years after his release.

Moore snared the Scots youngster in the chatroom in 2002 by telling her he was 17. She told him at first that she was 16 but he knew she was underage by the time they had sex.

The pervert moved to Scotland in 2003 to be near the girl and abused her regularly in a shelter he built in Bluebell Woods near Johnstone, Renfrewshire.

Jim Hughes, defending, said Moore's guilty plea to underage sex had spared his victim the ordeal of giving evidence
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