Glee's Mark Salling is finally facing his child porn charges

Jun 3, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. ET
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Mark Salling is finally owning up to his actions.

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According to the Associated Press, Salling is required to turn himself in to federal authorities today ahead of an arraignment in his case for possession of child porn.

Salling, who starred as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee, is facing two charges of receiving and possessing child porn. He was indicted last week and was spotted a few days ago leaving his bank with a $100,000 check made out to the Clerk of the U.S. District Court, which could be part of his bail or a plea bargain, according to TMZ.

After Salling was indicted, U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker released a statement about his case, writing, "Those who download and possess child pornography create a market that causes more children to be harmed… Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed and every time it is viewed."

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Salling was arrested last December after an anonymous tip led the Internet Crimes Against Children LAPD task force to search his home and his computer. Thousands of child porn images were reportedly found on Salling's laptop, a hard drive and a USB flash drive. His bail was set at $20,000 and posted by his family.

Following the scandal, Salling was cut from his upcoming film Gods and Secrets. The movie's co-director, Adi Shankar, promised to reshoot Salling's scenes with a different actor.

"I will personally be paying for the reshoots, and I hope that Mark finds inner peace," Shankar said. "Furthermore, a percentage of profits from the project will go to a charity for abused children."

Salling could be facing anywhere from five to 20 years in prison if he is convicted of the charges against him.

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