A QUEENSLAND University of Technology law lecturer posing online as Justin Bieber has been charged with more than 900 child sex offences.

By Marnie O’Neill

Gordon Douglas Chalmers allegedly used Facebook and Skype to impersonate the pop star and persuade fans to send him explicit images, police say.

The 42-year-old was arrested in November last year on a string of child sex offences after a tip-off from German and US authorities led Queensland police to raid his home.


  

At the time, police opposed bail on the grounds that Chalmers was likely interfere with evidence and witnesses. They also cited fears his “rapacious appetite” for contacting children would lead him to commit further offences.

Police allege Chalmers “refused” to provide police with access to his social media and messaging accounts and cloud servers.

As a result, he was charged with an additional 931 child sex offences, including, indecent treatment of children, making child exploitation material, using a carriage service to procure person under 16, and using a carriage service for child pornography material.

Meanwhile, Bieber himself is in the midst of an Autralian tour.

He’ll be returning to the UK this summer to play huge shows at London’s Hyde Park and at Cardiff Stadium in June and July.

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