'Glee' Star Mark Salling Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Mark Salling, who starred on the popular TV series Glee, is facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

The 35-year-old actor must also register as a sex offender and pay $50,000 U.S. in restitution to any victim who requests it. He must also participate in a treatment program, stay away from places where children gather, and turn over computers and digital devices upon request.

Salling had been facing up to 20 years in prison.

He was arrested in December 2015 after police, acting on a tip from Salling’s then-girlfriend, raided his Los Angeles home. According to court documents, they found 25,000 photos and 600 videos of child pornography and 29,000 images of child erotica.

Some of the material showed females as young as 2 years old being forced into sex acts.

In a plea agreement he signed on Sept. 30, Selling admitted to downloading “thousands of images of child pornography” while attempting to conceal his online activity using software that masked his IP address.

The plea agreement was signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joey Lynn Blanch on Tuesday and must now by approved by a judge.

Salling played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee from 2009 to 2015.