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.
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.