'Glee' star arrested for child sex abuse images

 'Glee' star arrested for child sex abuse images
Published: 2015 December 30 12:30:31 (12185 Views)
Mark Salling, 33, who won an Emmy portraying a high school student on "Glee" allegedly collected scores of sick child abuse images.

Salling was arrested after a Tuesday morning raid by Los Angeles cops who used a battering ram to enter the suspect's alleged den of perversion, cops said.

"I would imagine that would surprise anybody," said Lt. Andrea Grossman of the LAPD Internet crimes against children task force.

Salling ignored repeated knocks on the door before the cops bashed their way in around 7 a.m.

"There were more than 100 (images)," said Grossman, adding they included "disturbing" pictures of prepubescent children.



The actor's ex-girlfriend pointed authorities to images on his computer showing young girls under the age of 10 engaging in innapropriate activities, TMZ reported, citing law enforcement sources.

Grossman confirmed that other electronic devices were taken from the home for further examination.

The discovery was enough for an arrest, and cops — armed with a search warrant — seized other electronic devices that will be scoured for additional evidence, she said. A source said a confidential informant pointed investigators toward Salling, who was among the hit show's original cast when "Glee" debuted on Fox in 2009.

Salling was cast as bad boy Puck in the hit Fox TV show's debut season in 2009.

Salling, freed on $20,000 bail, had a rough 2015. "Glee" went off the air this year after six successful seasons. And he was ordered to pay $2.7 million to former girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela after he was accused in a sexual battery lawsuit.




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