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OMG! This “Justin Bieber” charged with 900 child offence cases

Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star’s fans have done crazy things over the years but this time a man has committed a crime impersonating Bieber. Making a fake profile on social media is nothing new. In Queensland, Australia the police has arrested a man whose grievous act has shaken the entire community there.

Gordon Douglas Chalmers, a 42-year-old Australian man, who allegedly posed himself as a pop star online to solicit explicit images from children has been charged with around 931 child sexual offences cases.

The man has impersonated himself to be Justin Bieber and had used Facebook, Skype and other online platforms to communicate with kids. Coincidently, Justin Bieber is on a tour in Australia which ends on 15th, March.

Police from the child protection task force Argos said that they found a large amount of child sexual offence material from his computer which dates back at least a decade.
It is still not clear that what numbers of kids are involved and how many countries they belong to.

Police Inspector Jon Rouse, from child exploitation task force Argos, said that “the investigation showed the vulnerability of children that are utilising social media and also global reach of sex offenders have to groom and seduce victims.”

“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,” Rouse said.

He is due to appear in the Brisbane magistrates court on 6 April.

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