A sovereign grand jury has indicted actor Mark Salling on charges of receiving and possessing child publishing on his laptop mechanism and a peep memory drive, a Department of Justice announced in a press release.
The former Glee star, 33, was named in a dual count complaint alleging he perceived videos and still images of child publishing involving immature girls in Dec 2015, a recover states.
The laptop, a tough drive, and a USB peep expostulate seized from Salling’s chateau allegedly contained thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography, according to investigators, who are stability to examination a material, a recover states.
Salling, by his attorney, has allegedly concluded to obey to sovereign authorities on Jun 3 to face a charges in a indictment, according to a release. He is approaching to be arraigned on a complaint on that date, a recover states.
Salling was best famous as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Ryan Murphy’s low-pitched series, that ran on Fox from 2009-15.
“It doesn’t matter who we are or what we do, if we harm a child we will be hold accountable,” pronounced Lt. Andrea Grossman, Commander of a LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. “These images are some-more than photographs, they are child abuse.”
was taken into custody final Dec. 29 after a Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children section performed a hunt aver for his home in Sunland, California.
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Salling’s past is not but incident: Back in Jan 2013, he was sued by an ex-girlfriend for sexual battery, assault, conscious detriment of romantic trouble and negligence. The woman, Roxanne Gorzela, purported that Salling pushed her to a belligerent during an evidence after forcing her to have sex but a condom. Gorzela eventually forsaken a passionate battery claim, and Salling concluded to compensate her about $2.7 million.
In December, a tighten crony of Salling told PEOPLE, “This isn’t a man we know during all,” He added, “I have to trust his mechanism was hacked.”
According to a release, receiving child publishing carries a imperative smallest judgment of 5 years in sovereign jail and a orthodox limit judgment of 20 years. Possessing child publishing also carries a orthodox limit judgment of 20 years in sovereign prison.
PEOPLE’s calls and emails to Alan Eisner, Salling’s attorney, were not immediately returned.