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Mark Salling Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Possession Case

05 October 2017, 12:25 | Erma Lawrence

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In a plea agreement filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday, Salling, 35, has agreed to plead guilty to one federal count of possession of child pornography stemming from an indictment filed a year ago.

Over two years after Glee ended, core cast member Mark Salling has struck a deal with the feds that will see him serving possibly almost a decade behind bars and 20-years of supervised release on child pornography charges.

After Salling was arrested last December, federal investigators said that they found more than 25,000 images and 600 videos depicting child pornography on Salling's computers and flash drives. He must also pay $50,000 restitution to the victims of his crimes.

Salling appeared in all six seasons of the hit television show Glee, which ended in 2015.

He can not communicate with anyone under the age of 18 unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and is forbidden from coming within 100 feet of school yards, parks, playgrounds, arcades or swimming pools.

In March, Salling reached a $2.7m settlement with a woman who sued him for sexual battery, claiming Salling forced her to engage in unprotected sex.

He was initially facing 20 years jail time, but TMZ reports that prosecutors are now seeking a sentence of between four and seven years, with 20 years of supervised release.

In December 2015 Mark Salling's home was raided and searched and his laptop was seized.



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