Mark Salling Attempted Suicide Before Plea Bargain: Report

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According to multiple new reports, Mark Salling slit his wrists and tried to kill himself prior to striking a plea bargain in his child pornography case.

The incident allegedly took place in the bedroom of Salling’s Los Angeles home on August 22, both TMZ and The Mirror write.

Mark Salling on Way to Court

The disgraced and clearly troubled ex-Glee star cut both his wrists and quickly “freaked out,” an insider says.

According to the source, Salling yelled for his roommate almost immediately upon realizing what he had done.

The roommate rushed in, found Salling covered in his own blood and called 911. Fortunately, it wasn't too late.

Paramedics immediately rushed to the scene, placed the actor in an ambulance and took him to the hospital.

Salling was taken for psychiatric evaluation after this suicide attempt - and, days later, was transported to a rehab facility for psychological issues.

It's unclear if he was officially diagnosed with any official condition or ailment, according to TMZ, which first reported this story.

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But if you're wondering why Salling is almost always wearing long sleeves, even in California, it's because he has scars on his arms from this cutting.

Earlier this month, Salling reached a plea deal on charges that stemmed from police finding over 50,000 images of child porn and erotica.

This was on his personal computer.

The actor, best known for playing Noah Puckerman for years on the aforementioned Fox comedy, faces four to seven years in prison for this crime.

He has also agreed to make restitution, in the amount of $50,000 per victim, to those impacted by his crimes.

It is unknown at this time just how many individuals are actually included among Salling's heinous misdeeds.

A judge has not yet handed down a sentence.

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As part of Salling's eventual release, whenever that might be, he will be registered as a sex offender for an undetermined period of time.

As such, he will not be allowed to live within view of any school yards, parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds, or video arcades.

He will also be required to keep a certain distance from other places that are regularly visited by people under the age of 18.

TMZ, meanwhile, says it has spoken to Salling's attorney and that he denied that his client attempted suicide.

However, he did not say which of the details were allegedly incorrect, adding that "Mark is physically fine." 

"Mark is spending his time atoning and working on himself."

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He very clearly has a lot to work on.

He got arrested December 29, 2015, at which point Salling's electronic devices were seized by investigators from the Los Angeles P.D.

In June of last year, the 35-year-old  was indicted on two charges of receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop.

It was also on a hard drive and 16GB USB flash drive, both of which were seized in a raid and extensively reviewed by law enforcement.

Salling's plea bargain includes an agreement to serve 4-7 years behind bars followed by up to 20 years of supervised release.

The items "contained thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography," according to police involved with the case.

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