Former Glee star Mark Salling, who played the character of Noah Puckerman on the musical TV show, was arrested Tuesday morning by the Los Angeles Police for possession of child pornography, and now sources are saying that images of underage children involved in sex acts have been found on his computer.
The LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Unit served a search warrant early Tuesday morning at Salling’s residence in Sunland, California, and the actor was arrested shortly thereafter.
TMZ now reports that there were allegedly over 1,000 images seized from Salling’s computer, including some of children under 10 years of age. The imagery was found on his desktop computer, and police still need to comb through his cellphone, laptop and tablet. Police were reportedly tipped off by an ex-girlfriend of Salling.
Salling’s bail was set at $20,000, and the actor’s family bailed him out by putting down 2 per cent. According to California law, if more than 600 images are found, the maximum sentence is five years in prison.
Lt. Andrea Grossman of the LAPD described some of the sexual imagery depicting grade school-aged girls as “disturbing,” according to New York Daily News.
Salling, 33, is scheduled to appear in court on January 22.
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