#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 19 January 2021
Advertisement

Former Glee star Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography charges

More than 50,000 images of child sexual abuse were found on the actor’s computer and USB drive.

Mark Salling arriving at court yesterday
Mark Salling arriving at court yesterday
Image: Reed Saxon/AP/Press Association Images

FORMER GLEE ACTOR Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to possession of images of child sexual abuse.

Salling entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles federal court yesterday and is scheduled to be sentenced on 7 March.

The actor reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in October in which he admitted he possessed images of prepubescent children. The agreement states that a search warrant found more than 50,000 images of images of child sexual abuse on Salling’s computer and USB drive.

Prosecutors and Salling have agreed to ask a judge to sentence the actor to between four to seven years in prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender, pay restitution and abide by residency restrictions.

The actor played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox musical comedy Glee from 2009-2015.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. 

Read: Police ‘growing increasingly concerned’ for children missing in London

Read: Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

About the author:

Associated Press

Read next:

COMMENTS