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Over 900 Child Porn Charges After Raid of Bieber Impersonator

A Justin Bieber impersonator in Australia is facing 931 child sex offences after pretending to be the pop star online.

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Queensland police say the man used Facebook and Skype to pose as the heartthrob and was in contact with hundreds of children.

They say he was posing as Bieber in order to solicit explicit photos from young children. His offences may even stretch back to 2007.

The investigation was conducted by the Task Force Argos, an Australian unit that's received international fame for catching predators and keeping children safe.

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Following a raid on the house police did a "thorough examination of the man's computer" and he now faces charges including rape, indecent treatment of children and making child exploitation material.

He's sure to go away for a very long time.

While it's great that the man was finally caught, how he managed to lure his victims is cause for concern.

"The fact that so many children could believe that they were communicating with this particular celebrity highlights the need for a serious rethink about the way we as a society educate our children about online safety," said a lead detective on the case.

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While social media has made it so easy for celebrities to reach out to their fans, it's clearly allowed child predators to take advantage.

Police are now asking Justin Bieber fans and parents to be cautious when using the internet.

The real singer has yet to issue a statement.

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