Mark Salling has finally been arraigned on possession of child pornography charges and while he pleaded not guilty, his life is about to undergo some major changes before his July trial.
This story is still so disturbing to us! Former Glee star Mark Salling, 33, entered pleas of not guilty June 3 to receiving and possessing child pornography, but a Federal judge has given him a giant list of restrictions that will really limit his lifestyle while he’s out on bail. Keep reading for more on where he can and can’t go from now on.
Mark, best known as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee, made his first official court appearance since his shocking Dec. 2015 arrest where thousands of images of victims “significantly younger” than 15-years-old were allegedly found on his personal computer. After pleading not guilty, he made his $150,000 bond, $100K of which he put up himself in the form of a giant check. While that money will keep him out of jail for now, his life on the outside is hardly going to be “free” anymore.
As a condition of Mark’s bail, he must wear a location monitoring ankle bracelet. He’s not going to be able to go online or easily use a smart phone as the judge has forbade him from possessing any device that has Internet access, unless he’s being supervised or he gets approval beforehand.
He also is going to have to be careful who he associates with as he’s not allowed around anyone under the age of 18, and he has to stay at least 100 feet away from schools, parks, arcades and many other places of that like that may have minors present.
Mark’s shocking arrest went down after an ex-girlfriend tipped off authorities about his alleged fetish with young children, and the Feds reportedly found so many sexually exploitive photos of young kids on his computer. His trial starts July 12 so we’ll be hearing their full case against him then, and if he’s found guilty on both charges he’s looking at up to 40 long years in prison!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Mark will end up doing hard time over the child porn charges?