Mark Salling: Glee Star INDICTED on Child Porn Charges

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Mark Salling, former star of the hit show Glee, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.

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The 33-year-old was indicted on two counts of child porn after he was arrested and his laptop seized last December, reports TMZ.

Salling's computer and a flash drive allegedly stored thousands of images and videos depicting child porn.

Images of a "prepubescent minor and a minor under 12" were found.

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

Salling could face up to 20 years in prison on the count of receiving child pornography and 20 years for possession.

At the time of the December arrest, the actor was booked in downtown Los Angeles and later released on $20,000 bail.

When the news first broke, friends close to him were shocked.

He had a reputation as a huge flirt, even coming off as "skeezy," according to one Hollywood insider. 

However, they didn't expect this.

"This isn't the guy I know at all," a friend of Salling said at the time. "I have to believe his computer was hacked."

Unfortunately, this was not the first sex-related offense Salling has been accused of.

In 2013, an ex-girlfriend accused Salling of sexual battery after forcing her to have sex without a condom and later pushing her to the ground.

They eventually settled out of court for $2.7 million.

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