Ex-New Found Glory Guitarist Booked On Lewd Conduct Charges
March 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM (PT)
Former NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist STEVE KLEIN has been accused of multiple felonies, including possession of child pornography, the HUFFINGTON POST reports. KLEIN, who exited the band on DEC. 11th due to undisclosed "personal differences," was arraigned in SAN LUIS OBISPO SUPERIOR COURT on two counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14, three counts of lewd conduct with a minor aged 14 or 15, one count of intent to commit a lewd act with a minor and one count of possession of child pornography.
KLEIN's attorney, DEBRA WHITE, has stated that her client is not accused of any lewd physical contact with a minor, but of committing "online consensual video chats" with "female strangers he met on an adult web site." She alleges that KLEIN thought they were of legal age. The child pornography charge stems from his alleged possession of the videos of these chats.
KLEIN pleaded not guilty and is due back in court MARCH 20th.