Before his untimely death at age 35, Mark Salling was a beloved actor and performed who most famously starred in the teenage series, Glee.
After his ex-girlfriend alerted authorities about his sick child porn collection, the star pled guilty to possession of the inappropriate images.
The prosecutor in the case found 50,000 “sadistic” and “masochistic” images of child erotica altogether when investigating Salling’s home. 4,000 of those images were found on his laptop.
Mark Salling was expected to be sentenced to prison on March 7, 2018.
He would likely have served around 4-7 years behind bars, though the maximum sentence was of 20 years.
Salling remained free on $50,000 bond, before his suicide.
In his final days, he admitted to taking medication for his depression.
He became a recluse after his guilty plea and was often seen wearing the same casual outfit while out buying junk food around his home.
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