Steve Klein, a founding member of and former guitarist for New Found Glory, has been convicted of indecent exposure following a number of charges raised against him over six years ago.
Klein was a member of New Found Glory from 1997 up until his removal in 2013 once the allegations came to light.
In December 2013, as per a report published via idobi, Klein was arraigned at San Luis Obispo Superior Court and pled not guilty to multiple felony charges–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.
According to a report published by The Tribune, the conviction was confirmed during a trial in San Luis Obispo Superior Court last month after accepting a plea agreement. He will serve no jail time, be sentenced to two years of formal probation, and will also be required to register as a sex offender for at least ten years.
His official sentencing is expected to take place on March 9th 2021.