Queensland police asked Justin Bieber fans and their parents to be extra vigilant when using the internet after a 42-year-old man was charged with multiple serious offenses after allegedly posing as the singer online to solicit explicit images from young children. 


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Justin Bieber - "KIIS FM Jingle Ball," Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Detectives from the specialist Argos branch claimed in a media statement that the man’s crimes began in 2007. He was initially charged with a “number” of offenses last November but after a more thorough investigation of his computer was charged March 9 with 931 child sex charges.

They include rape, indecent treatment of children, making child exploitation material, using a carriage service to procure persons under 16, and using a carriage service for child pornography material.

Coincidentally, the real Justin Bieber is currently touring Australia as part of his Purpose World Tour. In between shows, Bieber was skateboarding, checking out cities on a motorbike and even spotted slipping into a Nando’s Chicken outlet.

In Melbourne he had a nasty encounter with an autograph hunter telling her she was invading his privacy and, “You make me sick.”

After blowing out a private game he requested with the local ice-hockey champion team Melbourne Ice, he left Melbourne 15 hours ahead of schedule and flew in his private jet to Queensland where he stayed at Richard Branson’s private Makepeace Island off Noosa.

At Adele’s March 9 show at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, she asked how many of the 95,544 in attendance were also among the 70,000 who had bought Justin Bieber tickets at the venue March 15.

“I can’t believe I have the same fans as Justin Bieber,” she said “Don’t boo him, he’s only a kid. You’d be like that if you were famous at 12. I don’t know him but I feel bad for him when everyone boos him.”