‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Mark Salling arrested child porn
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Former “Glee” star Mark Salling has been arrested for possession of child pornography, Variety has confirmed.

Salling, known for playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman on “Glee,” was arrested early Tuesday after his Sunland, Calif., home was searched per a warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

He was taken downtown for booking. Salling is being held on $20,000 bail, according to jail records.

This is not Salling’s first run-in with the law. Earlier this year, his girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela sued the 33 year-old actor for sexual battery after she claimed he shoved her and later forced her to have sex without a condom. Salling filed a countersuit for defamation of character.

Reps for Salling did not immediately respond to requests for comment, though the “Glee” alum is no longer represented by ICM or his managers at Full Circle Management, as the company severed ties with Salling in September.

A series regular on “Glee” since 2009, Salling had appeared in nearly 100 episodes of the popular Fox series.

According to the actor’s IMDB page, he was currently filming the low-budget pic “Adi Sankar’s Gods and Monsters” opposite Denise Richards.

Salling, born in Dallas, Texas, had also appeared in horror films “Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering” alongside Naomi Watts and “The Graveyard.”

Salling posted $20,000 bail later Tuesday afternoon and was released, according to CBS Los Angeles.

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  1. daviddunford says:

    Having child porn on your computer doesn’t always mean you were watching it. I’m not saying he wasn’t, but I’ve associated with hackers before and it’s nothing to break into your computer, use your memory to store stuff in that they don’t want on theirs, including child porn.

    Keep in mind that nothing in the article said it was something he actively downloaded or was caught watching, just that it was on his computer.

    Also keep in mind it is sometimes unknown that the porn you have is child porn. Look at all the millions of people in the 80’s who bought Tracy Lords videos, only to find out that every one of them was underage. Porn, while one of the most popular subjects known to man, is still a subject of shaming…like freaky Francis below demonstrates, so it is not hard to understand why information about what is and isn’t child porn doesn’t circulate much. In the case of the Tracy Lords videos, I guarantee you that there are still hundreds of copies in the hands of old men who have no clue the acts they are seeing are illegal. Also keep in mind that it wasn’t until recently that naked pictures of children doing non-sexual acts have been considered child pornography. Before that, it was considered nude art, and age was not a consideration. The early web was full of it. I use to go online and play text based MMORPG, such as Rhydin and Gor. In Gor there were slave girls you could own, and many of the women who played them would ask the guy to find a pic they would like for the character. Back then you would type in “young blonde” and you would see images of naked 10 year olds holding hands on the beach with EVERYTHING exposed. Just from a normal search. Be happy you have engines now that don’t dig into the Deep Web.

    Also, going into the Deep Web, just to take a look, can fill your computer with stuff you don’t want in it. If you plan to go into the Deep Web, don’t use your main computer and make it VERY PUBLIC you are going in to take a look. Hell, do it with a cop watching. Seriously, make sure you have your butt covered because if you walk into the wrong place, you’ll want the protection as well as the alibi.

    So there are plenty of reasons he could have had child porn on his computer, and because nothing official has been said, JUDGEMENTS should be held. He’s probably guilty, but if he’s not, YOU look like a real jerk and his life gets ruined. Judge on the truth, not the glamour.

  2. DISGUSTING FREAK! BUSTED!

  3. defleshing says:

    what a sick bastard, pedophile/domestic abuser deserves to be locked up

  4. Joe says:

    What kind of deviants do they have in that industry and how many are there on that one show?

  5. Tyrone Simmons says:

    Correction. Article says IMBD for IMDb.

  6. JoJo says:

    I blame Lea. She’s still the worse of them all.

  7. SOME PEOPLE R sick and sad says:

    OMG! “PUCK!?!” POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY???? SHOULD HAVE KNOWN! That show appeared to be a haven for perverts, pedophiles, transsexuals. and other types of homosexual and lesbian whites. Actually the FOX network seems to be haven with the types of programs and known actors and directors, and writers they hire.

  8. Jansen says:

    You’re making a really asinine and over the top implication there. Get a life. Too much internet for you clearly.

  9. Little does people know the perverts are right in your own neighborhood those men that have sex with other men looking for those guys who just turned 18 the Adult bookstores that have theaters glory holes in Philadelphia and some parts of Delaware County are a true health hazard as the news media does not report these types of stories just think your tax dollars at work…(dirtandmoredirt com)

  10. Moose says:

    Excellent. Keep after these sick pedos in Hollywood. Don’t stop! Round ’em all up.

  11. SPIKE says:

    Hey Mark, try comin’ over and pushing a man and see what happens, you f’ing coward.

  12. taffy says:

    His ex-girlfriend sued him for “sexual battery” when she claims he just “pushed” her? Um… what? In regard to the porn, he’s always come off as a sleaze so not really much of a surprise. Hollywood is rampant when it comes to child touching.

    • Crystal says:

      Did you not read all of the article? She said he shoved her then forced her to have sex without a condom. That’s pretty much rape.

      • taffy says:

        This article has been edited since I commented. Of course the “reporter” doesn’t bother to note any changes to the text.

    • Dunstan says:

      Never saw Glee, had no idea who this guy is. But making the outrageous statement “Hollywood is rampant when it comes to child touching” is not only poor grammar, it’s blatantly untrue. But of course “taffy” will never admit to a source because there isn’t one.

      Why don’t you right wing trolls all stick to Fox News? We’ll all be better off.

      • taffy says:

        According to you, I’m a “right wing troll” because I’m against child rape? So, by your logic, liberals must be for child rape. Good to know.

      • Caffy says:

        You don’t work in Hollywood, obviously. Those that do know all about the “child touching” and who is doing it. Now, sit down and be quiet.

    • JC says:

      “Hollywood is rampant when it comes to child touching.” More so than the general population? Really? Would you care to site a source for that claim?

    • laytonian says:

      He’s from TEXAS.
      So you’re saying that Texas is rampant for child touching?

  13. Larry says:

    Adios Mark.

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