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County of Mendocino Social Services Employee Charged with Possessing Over 600 Images of Child Porn

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Brian Klovski [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

43-year-old Ukiah man Brian Klovski works for the County of Mendocino managing sensitive data about our local homeless. Currently, he sits behind bars at the Mendocino County Jail awaiting his arraignment for two felony charges for the alleged possession of over 600 images of child pornography.

A criminal complaint filed by the Mendocino County District Attorney indicates Klovski faces two felony counts. The first count specifies Klovski allegedly possessed over 600 images of child or youth pornography including “10 or more images of a prepubescent minor or a minor who was under 12 years old.” 

The second count alleges Klovski possessed child pornography that “depicted a person under the age of 18 years personally engaging in and simulating sexual conduct…” The criminal complaint states the counts are “of the same class and connected together in their commission.”

Klovski is an employee of the County of Mendocino working within the county’s Social Services department. His Linkedin states he works as the county’s Homeless Management Information System administrator and the Mass Care and Shelter Lead.

The County of Mendocino’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) collects data on housing and services provided to local homeless. A HMIS policy and procedures document specifies a background check is required for anyone working with the information system due to the sensitive nature of the information. The document indicates that anyone with a history of fraud, blackmail, theft, money laundering, or bribery will be denied access to the data set.

An article entitled “Providing Relief During the Mendocino Complex Fires” published by SEIU, the labor union representing County of Mendocino employees, describes Klovski’s efforts to coordinate a 400-person evacuation shelter during the 2018’s Mendocino Complex Fires. He is quoted saying, “Together, we’ve provided services to over 400 people seeking help. The shelter is staffed entirely by my fellow 1021 members, 24 hours a day, for over two weeks. I’m proud of our response and our care and shelter team.”

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TransparentCalifornia.com identifies Klovski’s pay in 2022 as $66,893. The County of Mendocino has employed Klovski since 2016, according to the website’s records.

Klovski is a member of a well-known, local punk rock band known as Grimetime providing vocals, guitar, and synth. He is credited for writing the majority of their songs.

Filings in Mendocino County Superior Court Portal show Klovski pled guilty to driving under the influence in May 2019 resulting in community services and probation.

Klovski was booked into the Mendocino County Jail last Friday, May 26, 2023 for child pornography charges. His bail was set at $50,000. 

Remember, all charges Klovski stands accused of have not been proven in a court of law. In accordance with the legal principle of the presumption of innocence, any individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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18 COMMENTS

  1. ??? Jesus saves. Ask God to save and deliver you. He will help you. He will forgive the truly repentant heart. He will change you and make you a new creation in Christ Jesus.

    You don’t have to stay stuck in the deepest darkest pit of sin, whatever that sin may be, you CAN be set free!

    For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16
    King James Version

    This is a message of God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness. We are living in the last of the last days before the second coming of Christ Jesus. Jesus loves you BUT no sin is going to be allowed in “Heaven”. NO SIN! God is Holy.

    The Blood Of Jesus Christ has the power to save you from every ungodly thing. Just ASK Him! Salvation is a FREE GIFT.

    Hell and demons are REAL. It’s no secret. Demons are operating openly now. Only Jesus Christ can save you.

    I’m praying for all who read this.
    Come to Jesus TODAY!

    • Jesus saves huh? So Klovski can go be a toddler-touching pastor at your local church? Hide behind the cross all you want, but isn’t it dark and scary in that closet?

      • The true gospel ( Jesus Christ) sets people free from horrible evil habits.

        People who don’t want change and don’t believe the true gospel, will hide anywhere. In the church, in the police department, in the gutter, or in any home/job/profession. But there is a Savior, and a true gospel that if taken to heart by the receiver, can change people.

        • “People who don’t want change and don’t believe the true gospel, will hide anywhere”…But there is a Savior, and a true gospel that if taken to heart by the receiver, can change people.” – But for only $19.99 a month you too can subscribe to the true gospel and be relieved of all your sin.

          “The Blood Of Jesus Christ has the power to save you from every ungodly thing. Just ASK Him! Salvation is a FREE GIFT.”

      • Bad vibes doesn’t even begin to cover it. more than a few people have said something was really wrong with this guy but if you speak up you get shut down because he’s “done so much for the community” or whatever. I know of multiple former roommates of his who said he made their skin crawl but they got shamed into silence about it by his friends and his band and everyone else who socialized with them because he’s “such a generous guy”. He also treats his band like garbage, especially the younger guy. I’m just glad to see the people who spoke up against him are validated.

  2. Matt LaFever. Your journalism is unskillful. Your sources do not impress me. Your insight regurgitated babble.You are a coward and a disgrace to the “craft”. A big fish in a puddle. Your followers suffer from small town syndrome. I challenge all of you to be better humans and do better deeds instead of hoping on the bandwagon so you can get the town square to watch an innocent person be lynched. Brain Klovski was a humble civil servant to Mendocino county. Sincerely Kim Pemberton , ex resident of Ukiah. Do better, be better.

    • Kimberlee, he had 600 pornographic images of children! That hardly sounds like he’s an innocent person ! He won’t be lynched! But if he goes to prison he may face some very severe consequences.

      • Did he? Did you see them? Or are those just charges? Where did you get your information from? The Sheriff county bookings? This is America we a innocent until proven guilty. May karma come back to great you.

        • Do you have a name to put to your generic opinion? He is innocent. He is not a man of money and our legal system only favors those with money.

            • I’m not condoning child pornograghy. I have two young girls 2 yrs and 6yrs. Since they were babes I’ve been over protective with them in public. I live in fear that anytime someone might snatch one up, and they end up in the underground sex trade ( in particular I’m referring to Backpage).
              In fact those are the people that we should be after. Those are the people law enforcement should be seeking. Sadly those are the people that are mostly bribing law enforcement and the judicial system to turn a blind eye to. Instead they are after one lonely. 40 year old that had possession of pornography.
              6 out of 10 Americans watch pornography. Do you? I have. I feel like what Medicino County is not understanding and specifically Matt Lafever that wrote this idiotic article. This could have happened to anyone. Brian was scrutinized because of the position he held. Unintentional downloading of child pornography is more common than you think anyone who watches porn could be watching child pornography and not know it. It’s not an industry that is regulated. Small town mentality: people that think they are better than most, are more likely to resist change and are easily scared. So like I said do better be better.

  3. If your response is sincere I hope you are pray for this innocent man. However , your response seems like you are mocking this issue. They are hundreds of articles the discuss this exact predicament. So if anything it should be a lesson to you to beware of what you watch on the internet. The sources may not be disclosed you make think you are on a safe site but you are no. He is an example.
    Accidental Viewing Of Child Pornography

    We all know that mobile devices, tablets and computers can display images and information that the user did not search for and did not intend to view. This can happen in a number of ways with regard to pornography.

    The legal problem is that accidentally downloading or accidentally viewing pornography depicting minors can be prosecuted as a federal crime. A conviction can bring a prison sentence or lead to other life-altering consequences.

    In many cases, unintentional viewing of illegal pornography occurs when a person visits a website he or she believes is a legal adult site. Federal agents can gain evidence about the visit or image or video download by confiscating hardware and obtaining information about IP addresses, records from mobile service providers or data from other sources.http://www.google.com/gasearch?q=unintentionally%20downloading%20child%20porn&tbm=&source=sh/x/gs/m2/5#ip=1

      • I do believe he is innocent. I believe in innocence until proven guilty. I’m American. I have not been shown otherwise. This is how I expect our judicial system to work. What evidence do you have? That’s my point you are lead to believe he is guilty because of what this Journalist has written. He knew writing this article would get people angry. He provided several statements to get a reaction from Ukiahans. He led is reader to believe that no only this Mendocino County employee was watching child pornography on you dollar.
        And I feel up to now no one is questioning him. Just like the scarlet letter just like the witch trials. And in doing this you are missing the point maybe you will be next. Be careful what you watch on the internet. Because you are just on click away from loosing your life as you know it. It happens that fast. How is this going to end. If he ever gets a fair trial. End this is all wipe from his record. Ukiahans have already destroyed his life. And that is an injustice.

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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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