A man will be facing a number of charges and will spend serious time behind bars for pretending to be Justin Bieber to lure a 9-year-old girl to send nudes.

According to the TMZ, this man called Bryan Asray forced a 9 years old girl to send nude pictures and videos in 2014 and he was arrested back in 2017. Bryan Asray found the 9-year-old girl through Bieber’s Instagram page and he was pretending that he is a close of Justin Bieber and that he would arrange a meeting with the singer. Then later he posted himself as Bieber and threatened the girl that he’d hurt her if she wouldn’t send nudes to him. The girl got scared and she sent photos and a video.

On Friday, Bryan Asray was sentenced to 3 years & 8 months in state prison after pleading no contest to two counts of child porn charges and two counts of contacting a minor to commit a felony.

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 that we as a society educate our children about online safety.

Reference: tmz.com