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Man Who Sexually Annoyed Baby-Sitter Sentenced : Crime: Steven Klein, who also made explicit telephone calls to his former girlfriend, gets 16 months in jail.

A 40-year-old Woodland Hills man was sentenced Monday to 16 months in jail for sexually annoying a 14-year-old baby-sitter and for making annoying telephone calls to his former girlfriend.

Van Nuys Municipal Court Judge Gregg Marcus sentenced Steven Klein, who pleaded no contest to a single charge of child-annoying in connection with the baby-sitter and four counts of making annoying calls to the former girlfriend.

The judge found that Klein violated his probation on a 1993 conviction for making sexually explicit telephone calls to a female friend of his former wife. He also was convicted in 1992 of lewd conduct for exposing himself to a group of schoolchildren, according to Deputy City Atty. Charles Aguado.

Marcus also placed Klein on three years probation, ordered him to register as a sex offender and to undergo psychiatric counseling. He is prohibited from associating with children under age 14 and was ordered to stay away from the victims.

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The incident involving the baby-sitter occurred March 15, when he asked her to watch his roommate’s two sons, ages 4 and 7. The baby-sitter told police that Klein made sexual advances to her, appeared before her nude, and ordered her to get into a bathtub. She refused.

The four phone charges involve Klein’s alleged harassment of a former girlfriend who blocked him from moving into her Encino apartment complex after she kicked him out of her unit. The calls, as many as 30 a day and often sexually explicit, occurred between late 1992 and last June, prosecutors said.

The 1992 lewd conduct conviction arose from an incident on Dec. 10, 1991, when he exposed himself from a Van Nuys apartment balcony to children in a playground across the street, prosecutors said.


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