Former Glee actor Mark Salling, who performed Puck on the show, now has pleaded responsible to possession of kid pornography involving a prepubescent minor, and now he’s set to obtain a proper sentencing on March 7. Salling has been going through this specific case for about two years, and now it appears to be like like he stands to get jail time. Here’s what we all know.
The preliminary arrest occurred on December 29, 2015, when detectives of the Los Angeles Police Division’s Crimes In opposition to Kids Job Pressure obtained a warrant and seized Mark Salling’s laptop computer, onerous drive, and 16 gigabyte USB flash drive. Reportedly, the authorities had acquired a tip from Salling’s ex-girlfriend.
Afterward, Mark Salling pleaded not responsible to 2 fees in reference to youngster pornography in July 2016. Reportedly, he obtained launched on a $150,000 bond after which needed to put on an ankle bracelet to permit the authorities to observe his whereabouts. In actual fact, earlier than that individual court date, paparazzi caught him withdrawing a $100,000 from his financial institution.
Apparently, a minimal sentence for receiving youngster pornography is 5 years in federal jail, with the utmost being 20 years. Equally, possessing youngster pornography carries an identical sentence, with 20 years in federal jail as the utmost sentence. Subsequently it appears like Mark Salling’s sentencing might be extra extreme than the 4 to seven years in jail ET reported could be the almost certainly sentence for the previous actor.
One factor in regards to the sentencing that’s nearly is for certain is the very fact Mark Salling in all probability must register as a intercourse offender. Plus, the court docket almost certainly will compel him to take psychological counseling and enroll in a remedy program for intercourse offenders.
From the sounds of it, the kid pornography fees have eradicated Mark Salling’s appearing profession. Across the time of the preliminary arrest, Adi Shankar, the director of Gods and Secrets and techniques, an impartial movie that originally included Mark Salling, stated he needed to attend to see what would occur. Shankar talked about not wanting so as to add to any “pitchfork tradition” by firing Salling with out extra proof of felony habits.
Nonetheless, ET later reported that Adi Shankar fired Salling from the undertaking not lengthy after the indictment. The director launched an announcement to elucidate he would personally pay for the reshoots, and Shankar additionally expressed hope that Salling would possibly discover peace.
Earlier than Mark Salling’s present authorized bother, he additionally went to court docket on sexual battery fees by his ex-girlfriend, who sued him over a 2011 incident involving forced intercourse. That individual case resulted in a settlement, and Salling later confessed solely to negligence relating to an harm his ex-girlfriend sustained through the occasion.
We’ll have to remain tuned to see what occurs in March, when the ultimate sentencing comes down the road. It appears like Mark Salling’s sentencing might go quite a few other ways as a result of he pleaded responsible.