Mark Salling Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Possession Case

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Disgraced Glee star Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

The actor now faces up to seven years behind bars after he was caught in possession of pornographic material involving a prepubescent minor.

Salling, who played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman on hit TV series Glee, initially pleaded not guilty to charges he sought out and acquired sexually inappropriate still images and videos of young children.

He was originally arrested in December, 2015, after police enforced a raid on his Sunland, California home following a tip-off. Law enforcement officials allegedly uncovered and seized “thousands” of lewd images featuring minors.

According to new court documents, obtained by The Blast, Salling must also register as a sex offender, have no communication with anyone under the age of 18, and stay at least 100 feet away from schoolyards and parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds, and video arcades.

Salling has also been ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution to each victim requesting compensation.

The news comes almost a year to the day after a rape rap against Salling was tossed, because a woman accusing him waited too long to report the alleged sex attack.

As a result, the actor was not charged and the Los Angeles County District Attorney has rejected the case, citing insufficient evidence and a lack of corroboration.

The unnamed woman claimed she was a 22-year-old virgin when Salling allegedly had sex with her in 2012, after plying her with alcohol.

by WENN

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