Former ‘Glee’ star Mark Salling is pleading guilty to charges of possession of child pornography. Here’s all the details on what this means for his case going forward.
Mark Salling, 35, best known as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee, has chosen to plead guilty to charges of possession of child pornography, according to The Blast. The decision is part of a plea agreement which will still involve the TV star serving somewhere between 4 to 7 years in prison. But that isn’t the end of the consequences the actor faces in light of the serious charges. Mark was first arrested for the alleged discovery of thousands of pornographic images on his computer in 2015. Head here for more photos of Mark.
Besides jail time, Mark must also register as a sex offender and will not be allowed to interact with any individuals under the age of 18. He also must stay 100 feet away from schools, parks, playgrounds, arcades and public swimming pools. And on top of all that, he will also be paying $50,000 to each of his victims as restitution. As part of his agreement, Mark also will enroll in a sex offender treatment program. As we previously reported, this isn’t the only allegations that’s been leveled against the thespian.
A woman came forward in Oct. 2016 claiming that Mark raped her. The alleged incident occurred several months into their relationship. The report, filed in April 2016, claims that four years earlier they were in the midst of having sex when she asked him to stop. However, according to the police report, he ignored her protests. Later in the month, that case against Mark was thrown out. His new plea agreement follows his initial plea of not guilty in June 2016.
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think of Mark’s decision to plead guilty to these disturbing charges? Hoping he serves the maximum prison sentence possible? Let us know below.