Actor Mark Salling Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

On December 18, 2017, former Glee actor Mark Salling pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography as part of a plea deal. Salling is scheduled to be sentenced on March 7, 2018. Here are the details of the case.

Former Glee actor Mark Salling, 35, was arrested on December 29, 2015 in his Los Angeles home on suspicion of possessing photos and videos depicting child pornography.

Police seized a hard drive, a USB drive, and a laptop after he reportedly showed some incriminating images to his girlfriend, who then reported Salling to the authorities.

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On December 18, 2017, Mark Salling pleaded guilty to a federal offense of possessing child pornography. As part of a plea agreement, Salling admitted that he had almost 50,000 photos and 600 videos of children being sexually assaulted.

The content depicted children as young as three years old being abused, according to court documents.

Salling could have served a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. But because of the plea agreement, Salling is expected to serve four to seven years in prison.

After his release, he will likely face 20 years of supervised release and be registered as a sex offender. Salling will be sentenced on March 7, 2018.

Moreover, reports state that Salling will have to undergo a treatment program; stay away from anybody under the age of 18; stay 100 feet away from parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds, schools, and arcades; and pay $50,000 in restitution to each victim.

Mark Salling’s attorney, Michael Proctor, said in a statement, “Mark is focused on accepting responsibility and attempting to atone for his conduct.”

The Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forcewhich includes members of the Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents with Homeland Security Investigationsbuilt the case against Salling.


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