Steve Klein (Ex-NFG) Details

2014-03-13 by John Lennon b.h.w. STAFF | 10 Comments
Details have emerged surrounding Steve Klein's recent dismissal from New Found Glory.
On December 12, 2013, the same day his departure from NFG was announced on Facebook, Steve Klein was arraigned in the San Luis Obispo Superior Court on multiple felony charges:
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two counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14, three counts of lewd conduct with a minor 14 or 15, one count of intent to commit lewd act with a minor, and one count of possession of child pornography
source: http://idobi.com/news/2014/03/steve-klein-felony-arraignment/
In response to this information making its way around punk-rock websites, Klein's attorney released the following statement to absolutepunk:
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It is a difficult challenge to defend oneself in the media when there is a pending criminal case. This is because people are quick to assume that if a person is charged with a crime, they are also guilty as charged. And it is especially difficult because criminal defense attorneys insist that their clients not talk about the case to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. Furthermore, attorneys are limited by law as to what can and cannot be said about a case to the public.
In the matter of Steve Klein, since his case has now been brought into issue by the media, I am permitted to make a few statements. To that effect, I offer you the following indisputable facts about the accusations:
1. Steve Klein is not accused of having any lewd actual physical contact with any minor.
2. ALL charges against Steve are derived solely from online consensual video chats between Steve and some female strangers he met on an adult website. Steve believed the females were over the age of 18.
3. The females alleged to be “minors” in this case are not known females. This means that no one, not the prosecution, not the police, and not the defense, actually know who the females are and no one knows their true age.
4. The possession of child pornography charge is based solely on Steve allegedly “possessing” the videos of chats with the female strangers from the adult website.
This is about all I am permitted to disclose at this time. But I can tell you, from my many years of experience in this specialty area of criminal defense, I wholeheartedly believe that Steve Klein is innocent of all of these charges.
Steve is devastated by these accusations. He has lost his band, his livelihood, and his ex-wife continues to push for full custody of his children using this case as her pawn while he literally fights for his life. Despite this heavy hand, Steve remains strong and hopeful that he will be vindicated.
source http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3688881
The band has also issued a statement, via Facebook:
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Upon our return from Warped Tour Australia, Steve made us aware of possible allegations that might be made against him. At that point, not knowing all the details, we made the decision to part ways in order for him to deal with these personal issues. Us 4 members of New Found Glory have given our entire lives to this band and will continue to do so. We’ve been able to play all over the world for the most amazing fans. We can't wait to get in the studio to make a new album and we can't wait to get back on the road! Just coming off the Parahoy cruise and a surprise show in our hometown we are more inspired than ever! Thank you so much to everyone around the globe for always sticking by us. The future is bright.
source: https://www.facebook.com/newfoundglory/posts/10152350911064994

Tagged: New Found Glory

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Mort.
March 13th 2014
4341 Comments


oh ok he didn't actually touch any children my bad hopefully this is all bullshit

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Green Baron
March 13th 2014
21117 Comments


It is?

OwMySnauze
March 13th 2014
1211 Comments


Wonder if he'll join Blood on the Dance Floor now. It's all downhill from here...

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 13th 2014
28941 Comments


yea that adult website/webcam thing is tricky and scary

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bloc
March 13th 2014
35178 Comments


SOME GIRLS ARE CRAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZYYYYYY

Apollo
March 13th 2014
10379 Comments


Damn

lucasjcockcroft
March 13th 2014
3717 Comments


he was just trying to bate over webcam
fuck that dude

nononsense
March 13th 2014
3440 Comments


Wonder if he'll join Blood on the Dance Floor now. It's all downhill from here...

I see what you did there.

bringthegjaw
March 14th 2014
97 Comments


Deep burn, Bloc. I like it doe!

Spec
March 14th 2014
27531 Comments


Hmm.

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