Former ‘Glee’ actor Mark Salling indicted for child pornography

He was arrested on charges in December 2015

Former Glee actor Mark Salling has been indicted for possession of child pornography.

If convicted of receiving the material in question, he could serve a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. If he is found guilty of possessing child pornography, Salling could again serve 20 years in prison.

TMZ reports that US attorney Eileen Decker said of the charges: “Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed and every time it is viewed.”

Salling is best known for his role as Noel ‘Puck’ Puckerman in the musical comedy-drama. He was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography on December 29 2015.

LAPD officer Liliana Preciado confirmed the news that he had been arrested following a search warrant by LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at the 33-year-old’s home in Sunland, LA.

TMZ reported at the time that police had seen “more than a thousand images of ‘child sexual exploitation’ on Salling’s computer”, and had seized his other electronic devices.