Glee Actor Mark Salling Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison Over Child Pornography Images
He was first indicted back in December 2015.
The 35-year-old lowered a potential 20 years in jail by accepting a plea deal offered by federal prosectors earlier this week, and must register as a sex offender and avoid places which children attend when released.
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“I am pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charges and wish to take advantage of the promises set forth in this agreement, and not for any other reason,” Salling said in a statement, according to court documents.
Mark, who was known for playing jock Puck in the hit TV show, was arrested back in December 2015 after a tip from one of his former girlfriends led police to find thousands of images and videos of child pornography on his laptop and separate drives.
“Defendant knowingly possessed matters which the defendant knew contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” the court document explains.
Mark will also be required to pay $50,000 to each victim as well as having to enter treatment for sex offenders upon his release from prison.
While it was also previously reported that he was once sued by a former partner for sexual battery, with Roxanne Gorilla claiming that the actor forced her to have unprotected sex with him. This was settled out of court for a reported $2.7million.