‘Glee’ Actor Arrested in Child Pornography Case

By Victoria Kim 12/29/15

Authorities reportedly found over a thousand images of child sexual exploitation on the actor's computer. 

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Actor Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday morning for possession of child pornography.  The Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his home in Sunland this morning, according to Crime Watch Daily. 

TMZ reports that authorities found more than a thousand images of “child sexual exploitation” on Salling’s computer, which they seized along with other electronic devices including tablets and cell phones. 

According to TMZ, an ex-girlfriend tipped off law enforcement of his activity, which led to an investigation to ensure it wasn’t just for revenge. "He was taken into custody this morning for possession of child porn," Officer Aareon Jefferson of the Los Angeles Police Department told PEOPLE magazine.

The 33-year-old actor, best known for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the TV show Glee, is being held at a downtown Los Angeles jail. His bail has been set at $20,000, according to NBC News.

Salling is no stranger to run-ins with the law. Earlier this year, Salling settled a lawsuit from a former sexual partner, Roxanne Gorzela, who sued the actor for sexual battery, claiming he forced her to have sex without a condom, and when she confronted the actor about a possible STD a few days later, he allegedly threw her to the ground, damaging her knees.

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