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Jun 17, 2013 6:35 PM by Keli Moore, KSBY News

Central Coast software businessman charged in child porn case

A San Luis Obispo computer businessman was charged for possessing and distributing child pornography. He was indicted by a federal grand jury last week.

Bruce Klickstein, 59, worked at the computer service business, Dozuki, on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo. Employees of the company told KSBY Klickstein was fired last week.

"Bruce Klickstein has provided consulting services for iFixit in the past. We no longer have any business relationship with him," said Luke Soules, who works for iFixit, the company that owns Dozuki.

Klickstein is currently out on bail, but is under electronic surveillance at his San Luis Obispo home, according to the FBI. His trial is scheduled to start in U.S. District Court August 6, 2013.

According to the FBI, the child pornography investigation began when an undercover detective with the Arroyo Grande Police Department uncovered suspicious online activity. Shortly thereafter, the investigation was turned over to the FBI.

A KSBY reporter called Klickstein Monday afternoon. He answered the phone, but before KSBY could ask him for a comment, he hung up.

Klickstein has been charged with knowingly receiving child pornography, knowingly distributing child pornography, and knowingly possessing an external hard drive that contained at least one image of child pornography.

If convicted on all charges, Klickstein faces a statutory maximum sentence of 50 years in prison (20 each on distribution and receipt; 10 for possession).

This investigation is still active and is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Arroyo Grande Police Department.

Klickstein also faces state charges by the District Attorney in San Luis Obispo County.

Klickstein is being prosecuted federally by the United States Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation should contact the FBI or the Arroyo Grande Police Department.

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