Los Angeles- On Friday, television star Mark Salling, best known for his role playing bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox show “Glee,” was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.
The actor was charged with two counts, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
He has agreed to surrender to authorities next Friday, where is also expected to arraigned in federal court, according to federal officials.
If convicted, Salling could face up to 20 years in jail.
Salling was arrest last December in his home in Shadow Hills after police and federal agents seized a laptop, hard drive, and flash drive they say contained images and videos of child pornography.
At that time, he was charged with one count of using the Internet to obtain these images and videos of young girls, and a second count of possessing two other child porn videos that also featured young girls.
“Those who download and possess child pornography create a market that causes more children to be harmed,” U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker said in a statement announcing the indictments. “Young victims are harmed every time an image is generated, every time it is distributed and every time it is viewed.”
Salling was on “Glee” from 2009 until 2015 when the show ended. In 2010, he showed the world his real music side, releasing his album called “Pipe Dreams.”
The 33-year old hasn’t made any comments on the case.