San Luis Obispo man arrested for dispensing child pornography

June 18, 2013

handcuffAn Arroyo Grande police investigation led to the arrest of a San Luis Obispo County man on federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to a news release from the FBI.

FBI agents arrested Bruce Klickstein, 59, on June 12 after a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment. He was later released to serve home detention.

In 2012, following an undercover investigation, Arroyo Grande police officers discovered child pornography on Klickstein’s home computer. Working alongside the FBI investigators also discovered that Klickstein had distributed child pornography child pornography in May 2012.

If convicted on all charges, Klickstein faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.

A trial date is scheduled for Aug. 6 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.


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///unrelated, but got me thinking:///

While I know nothing about this guy or this case, I was just thinking how easy it would be to plant any electronic data on someone now-a-days. Especially if the entity doing the planting had complete and total access to the subject’s electronic equipment via the Internet.

And with our phone calls captured/copied/stored, telephone “evidence” can easily be manufactured. Think photoshop, but with audio and/or video. I can piece together you saying whatever I want if I have 350 hours worth of your phone calls…

/back to the pitchforks before we know anything/

Well said. We need more of this type of thinking here. Of course if the guy really is guilty of what they are accusing him, I have no sympathy when it comes to sentencing.

Exactly. I did not want to come off as implying he may be innocent; we’ll let that process play out. Just that the idea of planting evidence (especially gut-turning evidence like child porn, animal cruelty, etc) is getting REALLY, REALLY easy to do.

Why waste America’s resources on this animal? If he’s convicted let’s just feed him to the sharks.

Other than the obvious ethical and moral concerns, the practical problem you’ll find is that sharks do not naturally feed on humans – most shark attacks occur when sharks mistake people for prey. And if you are able to get sharks to eat this person, you might want to consider that this will condition them to have a propensity to prey on other people in the future.

Because if they don’t spend it (ie waste it), they will not get it next time around in the budget! Welcome to government budgeting.