'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Indicted For Child Porn, Had Videos Of Very Young Girls On His Laptop

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Mark Salling, who played Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee has been indicted in Federal Court on two charges of possessing child pornography, and if he is found guilty, or takes a plea, Salling could end up in the same Federal prison accommodations as Jared Fogle of Subway fame.

Court documents claim that Salling had videos of very young girls involved in sex acts amongst the pornography on his Apple computer that was seized by police in the raid. Salling also had pornography with young girls on a flash drive.

According to the Inquisitr, Mark Salling was leading a strange double life which triggered a raid on his home after the police were tipped off that Salling collected child porn. The images and pornography on Salling's computer featured children under the age of ten, which is a special class of charges. Salling got bail at that time, but will have to turn himself in on June 3rd. Salling insists that someone, likely an ex girlfriend, set him up.

The Los Angeles Times says that Salling, 33, was downloading child porn on his computer, and also keeping images on external drives. Salling had a 16-gigabyte USB flash drive that had videos of young girls involved in sex acts. There is no mention whether or not the videos also contain adult men.

Lt. Andrea Grossman of the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made a statement that whether you are an actor, a politician or a garbage man, possession of these images constitutes a crime.

"It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, if you hurt a child you will be held accountable. These images are more than photographs, they are child abuse."

Originally, Salling was arrested on state charges, but since the images were downloaded and shared, and there was such a vast collection, the charges against Salling are now Federal, as the internet obviously crosses state lines. When the LAPD raided Salling's home, they found thousands of images of child pornography which were seized, as were all of Salling's electronics.

The scope of Salling's pornography collection was also a factor in having the LAPD contact the U.S. Attorney. If convicted, Salling faces 20 years in prison.

The CBC says that the U.S. Attorney is taking the case against the Glee actor Salling very seriously, and that the image that Salling is trying to put out of a religious man is merely a front. Salling was indicted on Friday, and has to turn himself in by June 3rd.

Joseph Macias, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says that Salling had a vast collection of child pornography that disturbed even the LAPD when they raided his home.

"The traditional stereotype about the kinds of people who commit child sexual exploitation crimes simply doesn't dovetail with reality."

Macias says that people involved in child pornography come from all walks of life, and just because someone played a decent person on television doesn't mean that they are not guilty of being a child pornographer in their private life.

Vulture says that Mark Salling doesn't have a squeaky clean past as he was previously charged with sexual battery. In 2013, Salling paid out $2.7 million to settle a sexual battery lawsuit with a former girlfriend.

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker made a statement that possessing child pornography is not a victimless crime as some people believe.

"Those who download and possess child pornography create a market that causes more children to be harmed. Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed, and every time it is viewed."

Do you believe that Mark Salling is guilty of these child porn charges? Do you think he should go to prison?

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