HOLLYWOOD—”Glee” star, Mark Salling, 33, was arrested at his home in Sunland, California on charges of child pornography on Tuesday, December 29, according to reports.
Officer Aaron Jefferson, from the Los Angeles Police Department released a statement that Salling was arrested at 9 a.m. then booked at downtown L.A. where he posted $20,000 bail.
According to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit as told to People magazine, an arrest warrant was obtained to a home located in Sunland, California.
Canyon News has reached out the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), but no word on additional information about the case has been received.
The actor is a Christian singer who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the hit FOX musical series “Glee” from 2009-2015. Reports indicate hundreds of images were found on Salling’s computer of children, some as young as 10. The actor’s bail was set at $20,000 which he posted on Tuesday before being released.
A court date has been set for January 22, 2016, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was not able to confirm implications if convicted. Salling was born in Dallas, Texas and attended school at the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music in Pasadena, California, where he studied guitar.
In 2010, he released the album “Pipe Dreams.” He has appeared in the films “Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering,” “The Graveyard” and “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.” He recently appears in the TV movie “Rocky Road” and was currently working on the 2016 TV movie “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets.”
In 2013, the actor was accused by a woman who indicated that Salling committed sexual battery against her by forcing her to have sex without a condom. According to reports, Salling denied the charges against the woman and a settlement was reachd between both parties.
By Anjula Montgomery and Donald Roberts