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Steve Klein, Ex-New Found Glory Guitarist, Convicted of Indecent Exposure

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Matt Fountain, writing at The Tribune:

    A founding member of the pop-punk band New Found Glory was convicted of felony indecent exposure in San Luis Obispo Superior Court last month after accepting a plea agreement in a case that had idled for more than six years.

    Stephen Lee “Steve” Klein, who lived in Atascadero, was charged in 2014 with five felony counts of lewd acts on a child, as well as a count each of contact with intent to commit a sex offense and possession of child pornography, stemming from sexual two-way chat room videos involving underage girls found on an external hard drive at Klein’s home.

    At a trial-setting conference Feb. 9, Klein agreed to plead no contest to an added felony charge of indecent exposure, and the remaining charges were dismissed. […]

    His attorney, Ilan Funke-Bilu, said Monday that if his client successfully complies with the terms of his probation for one year, his felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor and his probation terminated.

    The 41-year-old will be required to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years, however, Funke-Bilu said.

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  2. Slampiece

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    Crazy that this is just now coming to a conclusion. Scummy shit.
     
  3. Anthony_Soprano

    King Midas In Reverse

    I had always wondered why we never heard anything else about his case after the band cut ties. Should be worse punishment.
     
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  4. okaybrian

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    Agreed! A harsher punishment would be nice seeing how there are people in jail over weed charges...
     
  5. AMC

    Regular

    That's it? Should be locked up for a long time.what a creep.
     
  6. koryoreo

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    Dude must have money and a good lawyer. That sentence is awful. Can’t believe he won’t even be a felon.
     
  7. benschuyler

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    Barf.
     
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  8. HarrisonMonopoly

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    I heard he still writes for nfg
     
  9. mattylikesfilms

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    Upsetting and disgusting is like... the very tip of this iceberg. Unreal.
     
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  11. Anthony_Soprano

    King Midas In Reverse

  12. SFguitar

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    You know that ain't true since NFG hasn't released a single good thing since he was kicked
     
  13. gbuffers

    England.

    Stay classy.
     
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  14. Steven Shea

    Newbie

    I chuckled.
     
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  15. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    disgusting. anyone have any insight into why this conviction took so long?
     
  16. DannyZach

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  17. gbuffers

    England.

    I know there were long delays because he had paid big for a defence who were busy on a number of high profile cases so it kept getting put back. No doubt there were evidential issues too but nothing that could account for that kind of delay. I work in the field and I haven’t heard of a case like that taking so long to get to trial (albeit I’m in England).
     
  18. 333 GANG

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    This is nonsense, and a really dumb thing to be parading around online without a shred of evidence.
     
  19. tomtom94

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    they literally wrote a song about how much of a shithead he was as well, like not that it wouldn't be dumb anyway but it's quite easily disproven
     
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  20. 333 GANG

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    I’m aware and I agree, but it’s still a dangerous thing to be spouting off given how easily misinformation gets spread online.
     
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  21. mattylikesfilms

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    What song is that?
     
  22. AndrewRnR

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    He's saying on IG/Twitter that he'll be "setting the record straight soon." Whatever that means.
     
  23. 333 GANG

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    The Worst Person, presumably. I don’t think the band have confirmed it’s about him, but the lyrics certainly make it feel that way.
     
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  24. mattylikesfilms

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    Just listened to it and yeah... I would be shocked if that wasn’t about him hah
     
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  25. blink180ryan

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    Either you like attention or you were misinformed
     
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