A 34-year-old Canadian man who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber online has been arrested after he tried to elicit a 12-year-old girl into performing sex acts, TMZ is reporting. The alleged imposter, Lee Moir, has been charged with luring a child under 16, invitation to sexual touching, manufacturing child pornography and extortion after he posed as the Canadian singer on Facebook.
Moir, who used the names Lee ONeel, Justy.beber1 and Yodayoda001 on the social networking site, lured the girl into a video chat. He tried to convince her to perform the sex acts over her webcam. He allegedly threatened to harm the girl’s family if she didn’t engage in cyber-sexual activity with him. The girl allegedly complied with Moir’s demands.
The incident was reportedly initially investigated by U.S. law enforcement. The case was later turned over to Canadian authorities when they discovered Moir was living in Toronto.
Moir was later arrested when Canadian undercover police officers posed as a 14-year-old girl online. Officers are saying Moir engaged the officer in sexual conversations, and requested to meet the girl. When he arrived at the meeting location, officers swarmed and arrested him.
Written by: Karen Benardello