Justin Bieber’s fans and parents had earlier been warned of an impersonator of the pop star, who was charged for more than 900 child sex offences
A 42-year-old law lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology Gordon, Douglas Chalmers, was found to be a culprit in pretending to be Bieber, in turn soliciting obscene images from young children.
After tip-offs from U.S. and German authorities, Charles was charged in November for impersonating the famous pop star through Skype and Facebook. He was initially accused with using a carriage service to procure and groom children for sex and to access child pornography. He was also charged with possessing child porn.
After a thorough searching of his social media accounts, it was found that Chalmers was actually a culprit of more than 931 child sex offenses, some of which even went back a decade.
According to a police statement:
“The fact that so many children could believe that they were communicating with this particular celebrity highlights the need for a serious rethink about the way that we as a society educate our children about online safety,” Police Detective Inspector Jon Rouse said in a statement. “The breadth of offenses committed in this instance is frankly horrendous.”
Chalmers hasn’t entered any plea yet.