Authorities believe that a man charged with impersonating pop sensation Justin Bieber may have had contact with underage females in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, and the Phillipines.
According to an Associated Press report on thestar.com, Toronto police have alleged that 34-year old Canadian Lee Moir impersonated Bieber to lure a 12-year-old victim from New Jersey into filming sexual acts on her Web cam.
Moir has allegedly threatened to hurt the child’s family and post her image to porn websites, according to police.
The International Business Times reports that Moir is being charged in Canada with extortion, manufacturing child pornography and luring. He was said to lure his victims through Facebook and ooVoo, a free video chat site, accounts.
Toronto police officer Victor Kwong reminded parents, "You also have to watch out to see what your kids are doing online, see what sites they're going onto and use your judgment," according to CTV Toronto.
Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Freier said the case shows the risks children are facing on social networks. She said, according to Mail Online, “This arrest highlights the danger posed to children online as well as the best efforts of law enforcement throughout the world to apprehend child predators who exploit the wide reach and perceived anonymity of the Internet to take advantage of vulnerable children.”
Moir was arrested after an undercover Canadian officer posed as a 14-year-old girl online and arranged a meeting with him.