Justin Bieber imposter Robert Hunter jailed over child sex videos
A Middlesbrough man who pretended to be pop singer Justin Bieber to trick children into sending him sex act videos has been jailed for 14 years.
Robert Hunter, 35, was caught after a girl from Tasmania informed police.
Officers found 800 videos from all over the world – some from boys as young as nine – at his home at Brough Court.
Hunter pleaded guilty to 15 charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and 14 of making indecent photos at Teesside Crown Court.
The court heard Hunter spent years targeting hundreds of girls and boys across the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Asia and Canada.
Girls, believing he was the pop star, stripped off in front of their computer cameras after he said he would be their boyfriend, the court heard.
Obviously, my deepest sympathies go out to the victims of this sick pervert. But it just goes to show that it’s possible to see the “Bairnsfather View” in any situation.