Glee actor Mark Salling pleads guilty to child porn possession

Mark Salling Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges, Faces 4 to 7 Years in Jail

Federal investigators found more than 50,000 "sexually charged" images and videos depicting child pornography on computers and hard drives belonging to Salling, reports The Sun.

A judge will decide Salling's sentence at a later date. The actor will have to "participate" in a treatment program and stay away from venues frequented by minors such as schools and "video arcade facilities".

Salling was also ordered to pay $50,000 (€42,500, £37,800) in restitution to each victim who has requested it.

He now faces up to seven years behind bars.

According to the documents obtained by The Blast, he will also be under supervised released for 20 years after his prison sentence. His ex-girlfriend reported him to authorities with the suspicion that he has stored hundreds of pictures of child pornography on his personal computer.

However, on at least two occasions in 2015, (the) defendant showed his child pornography to an adult woman in the context of their sexual relationship.

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In 2016 the 30-year-old actress told Entertainment Tonight why the charges of receiving and possessing child pornography did not come as a big surprise. Photo via Wikimedia CommonsIn real life, the actor who played Puck - Mark Salling - will soon be a registered sex offender.

Mark was one of the lead characters in the musical show, Glee.

After his arrest, the actor was released on bail of $20,000.

"These images are more than photographs, they are child abuse".

Former "Glee" star Mark Salling is believed to have entered a plea deal regarding his upcoming trial over possession of child pornography. Following his indictment, he was dropped from Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets, a project that also stars Chaz Bono and Denise Richards.

Deadline reported that Salling stated that he is "pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charges".

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