'Glee' Star Mark Salling Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

MARCH 13 2015 FILE

Mark Salling faces 4 to 7 years in prison

TMZ reports that Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to charges of child porn possession involving a prepubescent minor.

Salling will pay $50,000 to each victim seeking restitution and also agreed not to have any communication with any person under the age of 18 unless the legal guardian is present or has been notified of this conviction.

According to the plea agreement obtained by Us, the Glee alum, 35, has agreed to serve four to seven years in jail. He must also enter a sex offender treatment program.

He will also be on supervised release for 20 years afterwards, and must stay 100 feet away from schoolyards, parks, public swimming pools, youth centers, playgrounds and arcades.

Salling was arrested on December 29, 2015, after a search of his Los Angeles-area home three days prior turned up thousands of files of child pornography on his laptop, a thumbnail drive and an encrypted hard drive.

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Salling shot to fame playing Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the hit FOX series Glee. The actor's residence was searched at the time by LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and over 50,000 images and child erotica were found.

Police said their original tip-off of the child pornography came from an ex girlfriend of Salling's.

His December arrest was not the star's first brush with the law.

The news comes nearly a year to the day after a rape rap against Salling was tossed, because a woman accusing him waited too long to report the alleged sex attack. She is not believed to have been the woman who tipped off the authorities.

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