Alleged Justin Bieber impersonator in Brisbane court

A Queensland University of Technology law lecturer, who allegedly pretended to be Justin Bieber to get fans to send him explicit pictures of themselves to him, is due in Brisbane Magistrates Court for the first time on Thursday.

Gordon Douglas Chalmers was arrested in November and charged with over 900 new child sex offences in March after authorities here received a tip-off from German and US officials.

He was then hit with the extra charges after detectives seized and searched his computer.


The new charges, dating back to 2007, with Police saying Chalmers used Facebook and Skype to impersonate the pop star and persuade fans to send him images.