Pedophile Glee Star Mark Salling Found Dead

Star was due to be sentenced for possession of child abuse images

Former Glee star, Mark Salling, has died in a suspected suicide just weeks before he was due to be sentenced for child porn possession.

His lawyer Michael Proctor had confirmed the actor, 35, who pleaded guilty to charges in December, was found dead in Los Angeles.

The cause of death is not yet known.

In a statement, Mr Proctor said: “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning.

“Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgement.”Salling was sentenced to four to seven years in prison according to court documents obtained by The Blast. Federal investigators said they discovered over 25,000 images and 600 videos of child pornography on Salling computers and thumb drives.

SkyNews reports: A law enforcement official told The Associated Press Salling was found near a riverbed in Tujunga and the death is being investigated as a suicide.

Both TMZ and Hollywood Reporter cite police sources who have confirmed the death as a suicide to them.The performer, who rose to fame playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the hit television series, was due to be sentenced on 7 March.

Prosecutors in his case said a search of Salling’s computer found more than 50,000 child abuse images.

He was facing between four and seven years in prison before 20 years of supervised release, with conditions to be set by the court.

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