Actor Mark Salling is best known for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the former hit television show “Glee.”

In December 2015, just months after the show came to an end, Salling was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

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According to earlier reports, after receiving a warrant to search his home, law enforcement found thousands of pornography images and videos of children “significantly younger than 15 to 16 years old” on Salling’s computer, portable hard drive, and flash drive.

More specifically, as Cosmopolitan reported, Salling was in possession of “25,000 still images of child pornography, 600 videos depicting child pornography, and 29,000 images of child erotica.”

Some of the images contained children as young as three years of age.

TMZ eventually reported that sources revealed it was one of the actor’s ex-girlfriends who tipped off authorities about the images on Salling’s devices.

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The arrest came two years after Salling was sued by a woman, who accused the actor of forcing her to have unprotected sex with him. The lawsuit was eventually settled in court.

Following Salling’s initial arrest, he was released on a $20,000 bail, before turning himself in on June 3, 2016.

Now, according to documents obtained by Cosmopolitan, Salling took a plea deal on October 3, 2017, after pleading guilty to “one felony count of possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor.” As Cosmopolitan reported, prosecutors are recommending four to seven years in prison.

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Further details of the plea deal include:

  • Registering as a sex offender and entering a treatment program.
  • He is forbidden from communicating with anyone under the age of 18 unless in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Upon his release from prison, he must stay 100 feet away from schoolyards, parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds and video arcade venues.
  • And he must also make full restitution to each victim of the offense, which in the court documents is defined as “approximately $50,000 per victim”.

Salling’s sentencing date has yet to be reported.

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