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Mark Salling Enter Guilty Plea for Possessing Child Porn

Between Corey Monteith’s tragic death and Naya Rivera getting charged with domestic battery, things aren’t going so well for some members of the Glee cast.

But the worst of all has to be where Mark Salling’s life has taken him. 

And he has now entered his guilty plea for possession of child porn.

Back in October, Mark Salling finally agreed to a guilty plea for his child porn charges.

According to the terms of his plea agreement, he’ll serve from 4 to 7 years in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

Obviously, he’ll have to register as a sex offender and enroll in a counseling program.

Considering that prosecutors had found about 50,000 images of prepubescent children on his personal devices and reportedly discovered a video of a 5-year-old girl performing a sex act, he’s getting off lightly.

He could have faced 20 or more years in prison.

Considering that the little girls whose photos and videos he had in his possession will never get to have normal or healthy childhoods, many feel that Salling should rot behind bars.

The legal process works much more slowly than it does on television, folks.

Mark Salling agreed to the plea deal in October, shortly after the former Glee actor reportedly attempted suicide.

He’s entering the plea now, in December.

And he won’t be sentenced until March 7th.

It would be unorthodox for him to receive a sentence beyond the plea agreement that he made with prosecutors, since usually sentencing following a plea deal is mostly a formality.

But there’s always a chance of a dramatic upset if a judge determines that a plea is, for example, too lenient. Or perhaps if new evidence of further wrongdoings is unearthed.

That’s still very unlikely.

4 to 7 years is a long time to have your entire life on hold, and there are some people who would argue that child pornography is a “victimless crime.”

We have to believe that the children who were victimized on camera would disagree.

Any sympathy we might have for someone whose brain has a few crossed wires that cause a blurring of their nurture instincts and their sexual attraction goes away the moment that they participate in the victimization of actual children.

(The same way that we stop feeling sorry for someone whose instincts for food and sex are blurred the moment that they start, you know, eating people)

If it helps quash any lingering vestiges of sympathy for Salling, he allegedly responded to news of Ed Westwick raping his girlfriend by breaking up with her instead of, you know, confronting him, comforting her, or suggesting filing a police report.

Anyway, Mark Salling will spend time in prison.

We hope, however, that the time that he spends in mandatory counseling after his release will help him to combat his urges.

Given that he had tens of thousands of these horrifying images, we’d say that he developed a wildly unhealthy compulsion.

But since he’s dated adult women, we have to assume that he could one day lead a healthy sex life.

Assuming, of course, that any woman would have him.

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Mark Salling Attempted Suicide Before Plea Bargain: Report

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.

The disgraced ex-Glee star cut both his wrists and quickly “freaked out,” an insider says, explaining that Salling yelled for his roommate almost immediately upon realizing what he had done.

The roommate rushed in, found Salling covered in blood and called 911.

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

TMZ reports that 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.

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 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, although it’s unknown at this time just how many victims are actually included among Salling’s heinous misdeeds.

A judge has not yet handed down a sentence.

As part of Salling’s eventual release, however, he will be registered as a sex offender.

Moreover, he will not be allowed to live within view of any school yards, parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds, video arcades, or any other places that are regularly visited by people under the age of 18.

TMZ, meanwhile, says it has spoken to Salling’s attorney and he denied this suicide story.

However, he did not say which details were incorrect, adding:

“Mark is physically fine and Mark is spending his time atoning and working on himself.”

He very clearly has a lot to work on.

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Mark Salling Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case, Faces 4-7 YEARS in Prison

Actor Mark Salling could be facing some serious prison time after entering a plea of guilty to child pornography charges today.

The ex-Glee star pleaded guilty in the case, which reportedly involved possession of material involving a prepubescent minor.

This comes over a year following his arrest, after which he appeared in an L.A. courtroom for his arraignment and pleaded not guilty.

The terms of his plea agreement state that Salling would serve 4-7 years behind bars followed by up to 20 years of supervised release.

Conditions of said release will be determined by the court. 

Mark Salling will also have to register as a sex offender and participate in psychological counseling and/or enroll in a treatment program.

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.

He got arrested December 29, 2015, at which point Salling’s devices were seized by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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

Days after Salling’s indictment, he was fired from his gig on the miniseries Gods and Secrets. He has kept a low profile since.

In May of last year, he was indicted on two charges of child pornography, which carries a possible 20-year jail term for each.

Around the time of his arraignment, court documents were obtained detailing the graphic extent of the evidence against him.

The documents contained 100,000 pages of evidence of Mark’s crimes, including photos and forensic examination results.

Yes, 100,000 pages.

“Several digital devices containing images of child pornography” are also said to exist, and that’s not even the worst part.

Salling allegedly even had a video in his possession that was purported to show a five-year-old performing a sex act.

Unbelievable.

Naya Rivera, who co-starred with him on Glee and reportedly had a fling with him back in the day, said she wasn’t surprised.

“My son’s nanny actually told me about it when the story broke,” Naya writes in her book Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up

“I can’t say I was totally shocked, but still – WTF? Then I had no doubt that God really did have my back along the way.”

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Mark Salling: Rape Case Thrown Out of Court!

Earlier today, we reported that former Glee star Mark Salling was being investigated for rape.

Now, in a surprising turn of events, the Los Angeles County District Attorney has dropped the charges against Salling.

The reason for the decision has little to do with Salling’s perceived guilt or innocence, and probably won’t do much to restore the disgraced actor’s reputation.

According to TMZ, the DA decided not to pursue charges against Salling simply because too much time had elapsed since the alleged incident.

An unnamed 22-year-old woman claims that Salling forced himself upon her in 2012.

The woman says she was a virgin at the time, and Salling ignored her repeated pleas to stop.

She claims she told Salling, “I don’t know if I can do this,” but that he plied her with alcohol and eventually overpowered her.

She says she blacked out during the rape, and Salling was sleeping next to her when she awoke.

The following morning, he allegedly wanted to have sex again, and the woman says she consented.

A source close to the DA says investigators felt they would be unable to gather sufficient evidence due to the fact that more than four years have passed since the alleged incident.

The matter was further complicated by the woman’s admission that she had one consensual sexual encounter with Salling.

Insiders say law enforcement has allowed for the possibility of re-opening the case in the event that more evidence should emerge.

Of course, just because he likely won’t do any jail time in connection with this latest allegation, that doesn’t mean Salling is out of the woods legally.

Late last year, Salling was arrested on child porn charges after police claimed he had stored thousands of illicit images of children are a hard drive.

In May, Salling was indicted on two counts, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.

The 34-year-old actor is currently out on $ 20,000 bail.

Salling’s trial is due to begin next month.

Those familiar with the evidence say the prosecution is considering the case against him to be open-and-shut.

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