'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Will Surrender To Feds Over Child Porn Case
Glee actor Mark Salling, who was arrested last year on charges of possessing child pornography, will surrender to federal authorities before his arraignment in court today. The L.A. Times reports Salling is charged with downloading and possessing child pornography on his laptop, which was found in a raid on his home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Shadow Hills. Police found thousands of photos and videos depicting girls younger than 12 years old on his laptop, a hard drive, and a USB flash drive.
Last week, Salling was formally indicted on two counts, according to a release from the Department of Justice. "Those who download and possess child pornography create a market that causes more children to be harmed," said U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker in the release. "Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed, and every time it is viewed."
Earlier this week, Salling was fired from the miniseries Gods and Monsters following the indictment.
If Salling is convicted of the federal charges, he could face up to 20 years in prison.