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New Found Glory Guitarist

Accused of Online Sex Chatting with Underage Women

3/13/2014 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0313_new-found-glory-01New Found Glory guitar player Steve Klein is being accused of video chatting with a minor on an adult website ... but the guitarist says he's totally innocent.

Klein pled not guilty to multiple felony charges back in December ... 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, and 1 count of possession of child pornography -- according to Alternative Press.

Details of the arraignment were just made public ... but on the day it happened, NFG released a shocking statement ousting Steve from the band -- with no explanation about why.

Now, the band says Steve told them about the allegations when they returned home from a tour in Australia ... and they decided to part ways at that point.

Steve's lawyer released a statement saying ALL charges are "derived solely from online consensual video chats" ... he didn't own any child porn ... and Steve believed the girls were older than 18.

The guitar player also says that no one actually knows who the alleged minors are -- including the prosecution, police and defense -- so it's possible they were of age.

Klein is due in court next week.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Fcking gross, jail him

139 days ago
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LDB    

where are the parents?

139 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

He definitely needs prison time, register as a sex offender and thousands of hours of community service. That is, IF he survives prison.

139 days ago
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JustaGuy    

So according to the article, no one even knows who the girls are? SO how the HELL can he be accused publicly, fired from his band (I dont know this band but way to back your bandmates a.s..sholes) when no one even knows the ages of the girls?
God I hate the media in these kinds of cases. "guilty" because it sells. Pathetic.

139 days ago
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FistfulOfYourFace    

Can't trust anyone/anything from the internet

139 days ago
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Chucky Mapoo    

New Found Glory Holes

139 days ago
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damienevil    

who does he think he is...paul walker?

139 days ago
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kels    

You can't blame him, if he didnt know. It was all over the internet, there was no way of really telling if the girls was actually underage. All these 12 year olds could pass for 18 these days. And if he was on a site for 18+ then there was no way for him to actaully tell, and those girls shouldnt have been on there anyways.

139 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Shouldn't this guy be trying to hook up with younger girls at his church or something?

139 days ago
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Machelle    

Even if he's innocent, the allegations have already ruined his reputation and career.

139 days ago
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Jessi    

Sick bastard. String him up.

139 days ago
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porkchop    

There is no such thing as an 'underage woman'. If a woman is underage, she is not a woman, she is a child. This guy is a pervert.

139 days ago
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Raarrr    

really TMZ?? he was chatting with "underage women" those are called GIRLS! WTF?

139 days ago
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smurfya    

If you're a famous rock star and the girl looks like she's under the age of 30, do yourself a favour and don't even talk to her. it will only lead to bad things.

139 days ago
15.

Sam    

Piece of **** should be castrated!

139 days ago
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