Police in Canada have accused a Justin Bieber impersonator of threatening and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey on a video chat site.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 34-year-old Lee Moir of Toronto, Ontario, posed as the pop star on Facebook.
Police allege that he threatened to harm the girl’s family to force her to perform immoral acts online.
It’s unclear if Moir used photos of Bieber on his Facebook page, but police say that the girl realized it wasn’t the pop star during the video chat.
He was arrested after an undercover Canadian officer posed as a 14-year-old girl online.
Cops say that Moir engaged the officer in sexual conversations and requested a meeting and was arrested.
He’s charged in Canada with luring, manufacturing child pornography and extortion.
“It is an ongoing investigation for us, but we believe that there may be other victims both in the United States and beyond,” Essex County prosecutor spokeswoman Katherine Carter said.
He is believed to have been in contact with young girls in Canada, Australia, France and the Philippines, she said, adding there have been no charges laid in connection with those alleged contacts.