Glee Alum Mark Salling Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Mark Salling

Mark Salling, best known for playing Noah Puckerman on Glee, was indicted Friday on two charges of child pornography.

According to our sister site Deadline, Salling has surrendered to federal authorities on both charges — receiving child pornography (which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison, with a maximum of 20) and possessing it (which also carries a maximum sentence of 20 years).

“Those who download and possess child pornography create a market that causes more children to be harmed,” said U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker in a statement. “Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed and every time it is viewed.”

Salling was arrested last December, after the Los Angeles Police Department obtained a warrant to search his residence for child pornography. At the time, incriminating images and video were recovered on Salling’s laptop and a USB flash drive.

Salling will be arraigned on Friday, June 3.