Former Glee star, Mark Salling pleaded guilty to charges he faces pertaining to possession illicit materials depicting young children in inappropriate ways. Reports share that he is now looking at four to eight years behind bars for his crime.
Salling was arrested back in 2015 after officials found evidence that he was viewing child pornography. Prior to his guilty plea, Salling came to an agreement with authorities that would reduce the original sentence he faced. Initially, he was looking at up to 20 years in prison for his charges. Allegedly, in court he claimed he was pleading guilty because he was guilty of the accusations facing him.
Reports share that a laptop and several USB drives were taken from Salling’s Los Angeles residence. The items seized from his possession had thousands of pictures and video footage showing kids partaking in sexual scenarios. Originally, Salling entered a plea of not guilty to the charges.
A copy of the plea deal that Mark Salling signed, along with various attorneys, stated that he knowingly was in possession of materials that depicted minors taking part in situations that were sexual in manner.
After he is released from prison, Salling will required to register himself as a sex offender and will be expected to pay a hefty sum to the victims who have demanded compensation for their troubles. He will also have to endure 20 years of observation once released from jail.
He will not be allowed to live anywhere near schools or kids’ facilities and he will be required to participate in a treatment program. His computers and other electronic devices will also be forced to undergo random searches for the rest of his life.
Since news about Mark Salling’s arrest broke almost two years ago, he has been let go from any acting projects he was attached to