A Toronto man has been arrested after allegedly claiming to be pop star Justin Bieber on Facebook for child-luring. The investigation began in the United States and ended in Toronto, Canada.
The Toronto Police report that it is alleged that the man extorted a 12-year-old girl on Facebook claiming to be Justin Bieber. Using repeated online threats he enticed the victim to perform sexual acts on her webcam. The young girl complied but eventually ceased communications with the suspect. At this point it is alleged that the accused told the victim that he had posted the videos to a pornographic website.
The investigation into these claims started in the United States. The investigation lead to Toronto where US law enforcement discovered that the suspect was residing. With the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police, Project P (Child Exploitation Section), the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit − Child Exploitation Section continued the investigation and identified the man.
On Wednesday the man was arrested while allegedly trying to meet an officer who was pretending to be a 14-year-old child in Toronto.
Lee Moir, 34, of Toronto, has been charged with three counts of luring a child under 16, invitation to sexual touching, making child pornography, making child pornography available, possession of child pornography, extortion and two counts of attempted exposure to person under 16.
Police believe that the accused has had contact with more potential child victims.
It is further alleged that accused used fake profiles on Facebook under the identities of:
− Lee ONeel
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bill McGarry at 416−808−7707, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.