Glee star Mark Salling faces up to 40 years in prison after being indicted on two charges relating to child pornography

Glee star Mark Salling has been indicted for charges related to child pornography.

A two-count indictment was returned on Friday by a federal grand jury, Crimewatchdaily.com revealed.

The 33-year-old could face up to 20 years in prison for the charge of receiving child porn and 20 years for possession.

The first count charged Salling with using the Internet to receive a still image and a video depicting child pornography featuring young girls.

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Charged: Glee star Mark Salling faces up to 20 years in prison as he is indicted for two charges related to child pornography; he is seen in Los Angeles earlier this year

Charged: Glee star Mark Salling faces up to 20 years in prison as he is indicted for two charges related to child pornography; he is seen in Los Angeles earlier this year

The second count alleges Salling possessed two videos depicting child pornography, also depicting young girls. 

U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker said: 'Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed and every time it is viewed.'

Through his attorney Sailling agreed to surrender to federal authorities on June 3 to face the charges in the indictment, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. 

Popular show: Salling is best known for playing Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on Glee

Popular show: Salling is best known for playing Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on Glee

He is expected to be arraigned on the indictment on that date.

Salling is best known for playing Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on Glee. 

Late last year Salling's residence was searched by LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, where they allegedly found hundreds of indecent images of young children - although he was indicted for just three videos and one still image.

The police were reportedly tipped off by one of Salling's ex-girlfriends and he was brought to Los Angeles' Downtown jail.

This was not the first time last year that the actor was in trouble with the law, after he was previously sued by ex-girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela for sexual battery.

She claimed he forced her to have unprotected sex with him and then later, when she confronted him over his actions, he allegedly pushed her to the ground and caused injury to her knees.

The pair settled the case for a reported $2.7million and whilst the sexual battery case was dropped, Mark admitted to causing her to fall and injure herself through negligence. 

 

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