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article imagePolice: Man posed as Justin Bieber to lure child on Facebook

By Arthur Weinreb     Apr 6, 2012 in Crime
Toronto - After an investigation that was begun by authorities in the United States led to a Toronto man. Toronto police arrested the man who is alleged to have lured a 12-year-old girl on Facebook by pretending to be Justin Bieber.
It is alleged the 34-year-old met the child online while he was posing as the pop superstar. He allegedly enticed the preteen to perform sexual acts on her webcam by the use of threats. After the girl stopped, and ceased to further communicate with him, he is alleged to have further threatened her. He also told her he had posted the webcam videos of her on various porn sites.
After the man was traced to Toronto, the matter was investigated by the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit [PDF] and the Child Exploitation Section of the Ontario Provincial Police. An arrest was made on Wednesday after a police officer, posing as a 14-year-old, arranged a meeting.
Lee Moir, 34, is facing three counts of luring a child under 16, two counts of attempted exposure to a child under 16, and one count each of invitation to sexual touching, making child pornography, making available child pornography, and possession of child pornography.
As reported by CNEWS, Moir had a profile on the Plenty of Fish website. He described himself as an iron worker who returned to Toronto after spending 12 years in New Brunswick. According to the site, he is "very kind", "with a great sense of humour."
Police say he had Facebook accounts in the names of Lee Oneel, Justy.beber1 and Yodayoda001. One of these pages states he is still in New Brunswick and works at a Sobey's supermarket.
Moir made his first court appearance yesterday and was remanded in custody.
If convicted of child luring under sixteen, Moir faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail on each count. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, child luring under 16 is committed when someone uses a computer to communicate with a person under the age of 16, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of the offence of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, bestiality in presence of a child, indecent act or abduction of a person under 16.
Police believe Moir has had contact with several children online and there may be more victims.
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