(NEW YORK) — Former Glee star Mark Salling has been indicted on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.
According to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, Salling was named in a two-count indictment returned Friday by a federal grand jury. He was accused of possessing video and images of child pornography and using the internet to receive them.
If found guilty, Salling faces up to 20 years in jail on each count.
Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee for its six-year run on Fox, initially was arrested in December by the Los Angeles Police Department, which seized a laptop, a hard drive and a USB flash drive. Investigators allege that the devices contained thousands of images and videos of child porn. Local prosecutors then referred the matter to federal authorities.
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