SLO child porn suspect volunteered for youth football

March 16, 2015

O-line_largeA San Luis Obispo man arrested last week for possession of child pornography volunteered for a local youth football league for nearly three decades.

Christopher Kluck, 57, served as a volunteer for the nonprofit Central Coast Youth Football League for the past 28 years, league president Vic Kunze told CalCoastNews. Kluck worked for the league in recent years in an administrative position.

Kunze said the league has conducted background checks on its volunteers for the past four or five years. Likewise, the league did not receive any complaints about him, Kunze said.

The league released Kluck from his position on Wednesday after San Luis Obispo police arrested him.

Earlier in the day, police searched Kluck’s home in the 3900 block of South Higuera. They seized four computers, seven hard drives and some thumb drives.

A brief search of the devices revealed numerous images and videos of child pornography, according to the police department. The children in the pictures appeared to range in age from 10 to 17.

In all, Kluck had tens of thousands of files that contained images and videos. Detectives are now in the process of searching those files, and it is expected to take the investigators several weeks to determine if there is additional child pornography.

Officers charged Kluck with possession of minors involved in sexual conduct and booked him in jail on $35,000 bail. Kluck is no longer in jail, according the sheriff’s website.


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15 Comments

  1. Ted Slanders says:

    I am seeing too many hypocritical posts from the followers of Christ within this thread that I am sure is making Jesus sick!

    Here is a novel idea for my Christian brethren so as not to be outright hypocrites, and that is to boycott your division of Christian church until it is proven to be without pedophiles in it’s employment.

    I have Catholic friends, although they’re going to hell because they’re taught the wrong doctrine, that continued to attend their division of Jesus’ faith, the Catholic Church, knowing all the while that the RCC was covering up pedophile cases from their child molesting priests! How could they continue to be a part of a church that did this ungodly act?

    Conversely, the Jehovah Witness church was covering up pedophile cases that made the Catholic’s doing this ungodly act look like boy scouts. The JW’s “two-witness” rule, and leaving the molestation punishment act to Jehovah God instead of calling the police is unconscionable! All in the name of our Hebrew God Yahweh that we worship as Christians, were these specific churches letting young innocent children be sexually abused!

    “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)

    One cannot count the MILLIONS of dollars paid out in reparations from these church pedophile coverup cases and convictions. How could the church goer feel good in continually placing money in the plate as it was passed, knowing that some of that hard earned money of theirs was going to pay off child abuse cases from their pedophile infested church?

    I expected to see fund raisers held by the aforementioned churches in their parking lots on the weekends to help pay for these reparations, but to no avail. Secrecy was the norm and if you’re quiet about your churches wrongdoings, the flock would still attend where ignorance was bliss.

    Jesus said; “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” (James 1:26) WWJD? Jesus would BOYCOTT!

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  2. EdStraker says:

    While I don’t condone child pornography, it raises the question “What is child porn?” Who decides what is and what do you draw the line?

    I’d like to share with you some educational information. Throughout history, great works of art have always included men, women and children who are nude. Cherubs are nude. (Cherubs are a type of angel that are usually shown in art as a nude, beautiful, young child with small wings).

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depictions_of_nudity

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Nude_children_in_art

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Try to be more cosmopolitan, you know, having a worldwide, rather than limited or provincial scope or manner, as well as showing an interest in different cultures, ideas, etc. …

    State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa says “Anyone who views and distributes child pornography, particularly child rape videos, puts himself in league with the predators who sexually assault children to create these videos. The children they watch being tortured are violated again by their actions, and these offenders may pose a danger to other children because of their predilections.”

    State Police Col. Richard Fuentes says “Everyone sitting in the seclusion of their darkened homes viewing child rape videos has victimized these innocents by creating the market for this disgusting material. There’s no room for them to say, ‘I haven’t hurt anyone.’”The United States Department of Justice states that: “Federal law prohibits…
    1. the production, 
    2. distribution, 
    3. importation, 
    4. reception, or 
    5. possession of any image of child pornography.
    A violation of federal child pornography laws is a serious crime.” Therefore, sharing (sending) child porn is distribution (dissemination or promotion), which is a crime.

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  3. JB Bronson says:

    Are they ever where? Maybe not. But they could be anywhere.

    Remember Jerry Sandusky.

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  4. indigo1955 says:

    It is wise to just assume that those who work with your children these days: might be pedophiles. They are apparently everywhere, and many lack a conscience. (Making them likely to be sociopaths also). It is time to educate children on these matters. Educating them on what to be aware of—is much less traumatic than having them hide being molested out of shame and lack of awareness.

    Parents need to realize the grooming process pedophiles engage in, and that porn is just what they use when they do not have access to the “real thing”. Pedophiles groom both parents and their potential victims. Life cluelessly goes on….until an arrest occurs…and then the community is reeling in shock.

    There is one problem here: this happens again, and again, and….again. And no one seems to wise up! These guys escape being detected constantly. Time to have this dealt with by speaking up to your children directly–and not waiting for these guys to be punished by the chain of command in prison.

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    • kettle says:

      indigo1955 says: “It is wise to just assume that those who work with your children these days: might be pedophiles. They are apparently everywhere”

      So everywhere would include your home, business, church etc. Sure it’s a problem but to say “They are apparently everywhere” defies all logic.

      I am glad that I do not live in your scary world.

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      • pasoparent5 says:

        indigo is correct, except for the “home” part. I’m 100% positive that in MY home, there are NO pedophiles.

        indigo also forgot to include youth sports programs and public and private schools. Sadly they’re at many of them, too.

        As for “dealing” with pedophiles, I believe they are NOT curable and deserve no place in society.

        Honestly, I’m all for the death penalty for anyone tried and convicted of crimes against children–including porn and molestation. Sounds harsh, but it sure would solve the problem of repeat offenders.

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      • indigo1955 says:

        I am glad you do not too. I got this way from being repeatedly molested from a pastor. My inner world is called “chronic PTSD”. This is not a disorder I would wish on anyone. Since I am in the field of mental health, I can tell you this: yes, they exist within homes, businesses, churches, etc. ALL OF THE ABOVE.

        My father repeatedly told me he wished he would have paid closer attention. I was “singled out” in church for roles in the Christmas play—special parts in the choir. No one knew.

        These days, I treat others with my disorder, and other disorders as well. It really takes very little to traumatize a child’s rather fragile psyche–and in the process, destroytheir trust.

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        • Downtown Bob says:

          As a side note, almost all molesters were molested, so I hope we never read about you and your sicko collection because if what they say is true you fit the profile to be a molester. I hope you don’t have those urges Mr. indigo.

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      While pedophiles can be ANYwhere and tend to try to get into positions where they deal with children, they aren’t EVERYwhere and most people who deal with kids aren’t pedophiles. As with most other high-emotion news items, the perception is far worse than reality because the media focuses on things that hit emotions and cover them with an intensity that makes them seem like they happen far more frequently than they actually do.

      While it pays to be aware of the possibility that people dealing with children are pedophiles, if you start assuming that such people are probably pedophiles, you are doing an injustice both to them and to your children in creating fears and distrust out of proportion to what is justified. The difference between reasonable caution and excessive caution is small but very important.

      An additional problem with the societal overload of pedophile news is that it keeps many decent people who would otherwise be willing to help with children’s activities from doing so. When I was a college student 40 years ago, I was in “Big Brothers, Big Sisters.” I was active in Boy Scouts before that. I would not become involved in either one now because, as an older, childless, single male, I would be an easy target for false claims of inappropriate sexual behavior. I had the misfortune to see what that kind of a claim can do to destroy a life (even when the accusers recanted) and want no part of that risk. I am not alone in that attitude.

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    • OldNed says:

      This may be unfair, but I’m always cautious with those who volunteer to work with youth sports or other youth activities but have no children participating. I know a lot of good people who don’t have kids participating. However, I don’t remember any volunteer parent with kids in a program being arrested for any crimes victimizing minors. I’m certainly not suggesting that only parents with kids in a program should be allowed to participate, but it may be wise to be a bit more cautious of the motives of those who don’t have a direct connection to the youth program.

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  5. Stunned says:

    Nice name to enter the pen. with. His “boy” name will come quickly to the brothers!

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  6. justbeware says:

    Too creepy for words. After comviction, I hope they put him away for a LONG time.
    Only good news is that it sounds as though he hasn’t had direct contact with the children in the organization as he was admin.
    I am not of the belief that these people can be fixed.

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      justbeware,

      Mr. Kluck is assured of being “fixed” if he has any Christian family members.

      Jesus stated; “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, BELIEVING, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22) Key word: “believe,” which triggers the prayer in a direct absolute manner.

      If a Christian does not get their prayer answered, or the “prayees” in behalf of another don’t receive theirs as well, then the onus is put upon them because they didn’t “believe” enough. This can cause mental hardship at times, but we Christians are use to this scenario.

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    • pasoparent5 says:

      justbeware–this perv actually DID have direct contact with kids for a long, long time. Only recently has he served in an admin role.

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      • justbeware says:

        Correct, article says he worked in admin recently. Sadly, prior to that children were most likely at risk.

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