BREAKING: 'Glee' Star Found Dead After Child Pornography Conviction

FILE - In this March 13, 2015 file photo, Mark Salling arrives at the 32nd annual Paleyfest "Glee" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Prosecutors filed a plea agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in which Salling agrees to plead guilty to possession of child pornography in a case filed after investigators found more than 50,000 images of child porn on his laptop in December 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

With Hollywood spilling all it’s dirty little secrets lately, the scourge of pedophilia is beginning to be chipped away.

‘Glee’ star Mark Salling was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography last year. The star of the hugely popular musical comedy had up to 50,000 images of child pornography  on his home computer. Salling was charged two counts of child pornography and as part of a plea deal agreed to pay $50,000 in restitution to each of the victims – presumably the ones from the photos.

Former “Glee” actor Mark Salling arrives at federal court in Los Angeles Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Salling has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to possession of child pornography. The plea agreement states the actor is admitting he possessed images of prepubescent children, and that a search warrant found more than 50,000 images of child porn on Salling’s computer and a thumb drive. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Salling also agreed to serve 4-7 years with 20 years supervised released and he would be required to register as a sex offender.

According to TMZ the 36-year-old actor was found dead alongside a riverbed in Sunland, CA. Although details are limited, the police seem to be indicating his death was by suicide.

Last summer reports surfaced of a suicide attempt by Salling, but his lawyer denied the charges.

The huge musical hit has seen tragedy before. Fellow star Cory Monteith was found dead of a drug overdose in a Vancouver hotel room in 2013.


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