Idobi is reporting that Steve Klein, former guitarist of New Found Glory, was arraigned in a San Luis Obispo, California court on December 12, 2013 for charges that include “lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14” and possession of child pornography. Klein pled not guilty to the charges.
Klein was not jailed after the arraignment and will remain free until his next court appearances, which are scheduled for March 20 and April 10.
On the day of Klein’s arraignment, New Found Glory announced that they had parted ways with the guitarist and founding member. It was only recently (this month) that the band announced they would be remaining a four-piece without Klein.
We have reached out to the band and their management and will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
A summery of Klein’s charges are as follows:
- 2 counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14
- 3 counts of lewd conduct with a minor 14 or 15
- 1 count of intent to commit lewd acts with a minor
- 1 count of possession of child pornography
I know I might be the only NFG fan here, but omg. Here's the ONTD post about him getting kicked out of the band. No one knew why but I didn't expect this...