BY ERIN DISMEIER

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

IMAGE SOURCE: RumorFix

“Bieber Fever” may have some traumatic consequences.  A 34-year-old Toronto man was accused of impersonating teen idol Justin Bieber on Facebook and forcing a 12-year old girl to perform sexual acts over video chat.  WTVT reports...

“Lee Moir, 34, of Toronto, repeatedly threatened the girl when she realized he was not the ‘Baby’ singer while chatting on the ooVoo site, police in Essex County, N.J., said in a statement Wednesday.”

Undercover police then got involved.  New York's WCBS says Moir was arrested after an officer impersonated a young girl online and offered to meet with Moir.  It appears his online activities have been going on for awhile.   

“Moir is believed to have been in contact with other young females in the United States, Canada, France, Australia and the Philippines using his Facebook and other online accounts with the usernames Lee Oneel, Lee Moir, YodaYoda01, and Justy.Beber1, according to officials.”

This is not the first incident of sexual predators doing this sort of thing to attract victims.  The Huffington Post gave examples of similar indiscretions involving Michael Jackson and Elvis impersonators, both of which received jail time.

“If convicted in this most recent case, Moir faces more than 30 years behind bars.”

WABC quoted one New York child abuse prosecutor who says parents need to be more aware of their child’s actions online.

“Children are afraid to tell so parents need to reinforce that message that it’s not their fault, that it’s ok to tell even if the person says to keep it a secret.”
 

34-Year-Old Bieber Impersonator Accused of Sexual Abuse

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Apr 19, 2012

34-Year-Old Bieber Impersonator Accused of Sexual Abuse

BY ERIN DISMEIER

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE

IMAGE SOURCE: RumorFix

“Bieber Fever” may have some traumatic consequences.  A 34-year-old Toronto man was accused of impersonating teen idol Justin Bieber on Facebook and forcing a 12-year old girl to perform sexual acts over video chat.  WTVT reports...

“Lee Moir, 34, of Toronto, repeatedly threatened the girl when she realized he was not the ‘Baby’ singer while chatting on the ooVoo site, police in Essex County, N.J., said in a statement Wednesday.”

Undercover police then got involved.  New York's WCBS says Moir was arrested after an officer impersonated a young girl online and offered to meet with Moir.  It appears his online activities have been going on for awhile.   

“Moir is believed to have been in contact with other young females in the United States, Canada, France, Australia and the Philippines using his Facebook and other online accounts with the usernames Lee Oneel, Lee Moir, YodaYoda01, and Justy.Beber1, according to officials.”

This is not the first incident of sexual predators doing this sort of thing to attract victims.  The Huffington Post gave examples of similar indiscretions involving Michael Jackson and Elvis impersonators, both of which received jail time.

“If convicted in this most recent case, Moir faces more than 30 years behind bars.”

WABC quoted one New York child abuse prosecutor who says parents need to be more aware of their child’s actions online.

“Children are afraid to tell so parents need to reinforce that message that it’s not their fault, that it’s ok to tell even if the person says to keep it a secret.”
 

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