Dallas ‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Indicted in Child Porn Case

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LOS ANGELES — Actor Mark Salling, best known for his role in the popular TV series “Glee,” was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

Actor Mark Salling arrives at the Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox's "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" at the Regency Village Theater on August 6, 2011 in Westwood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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The Dallas native allegedly used the Internet to receive a still image and a video of young girls on December 26, 2015, according to a two-count indictment returned to a grand jury, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a news release.

Salling is also officially accused of possessing two videos that show child pornography on December 29, the statement said.

In 2015, authorities seized a laptop, hard drive and USB flash drive from Salling’s home that contained thousands of images and videos of child pornography, according to the press release.  That material is still under investigation.

Prosecutors say he’s agreed to turn himself in to federal authorities on June 3.

Salling portrayed Noah “Puck” Puckerman in 96 episodes of “Glee” from 2009 to 2015, according to IMDB.com. He also appeared in the films “Rocky Road” and “Glee: the 3D Concert Movie.”

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