Mark Salling, also known as Noah “Puckerman" in the series Glee has agreed to plead guilty on Tuesday to possessing a massive amount of child pornography files. Salling was accused of sexual battery in 2013 after a woman accused him of forcing her to have unprotected sex without her consent. The 35-year old actor denied the accusation and filed a counter-suit for defamation of character. In March 2015, the actor settled with the woman out of court.

Salling has to register as a sex offender

In January 2013, Mark Salling was arrested at his home in Los Angeles by LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force on suspicion of possessing over 50,000 images and videos of child pornography.

According to the International Business Times, the files that have found on Salling’s laptop was properly organized by file name and folder structure. An officer who saw the files described the images of children as young as 10 years old in different sexual situations. He called the images and content as “disturbing.”

After several failed negotiations and postponements with prosecutors, Salling's trial began on September 12 in the US District Court in Los Angeles. As a consequence of the charges, Salling will be facing his sentence in jail for seven years. After serving his sentence, he will be registered as "sex offender." As a "sex offender," the actor will be banned to places like playgrounds, youth centers, public swimming pools, and schools. Even if the actor has already served the 7 years in jail, he will still be under the supervision for at least 20 years.

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If his plea becomes favorable, his punishment could be lessened depending on the decision of the jury.

Removed from the casts of 'Gods and Secrets'

Following his federal indictment of charges, the Glee actor was reported last June this year to have been removed from the casts of Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets. According to the Wrap, the show’s director replaced Salling by another actor and personally paid for the reshoots of the superhero film. “He has been cut from the mini-series, I will personally be paying for the reshoots, and I hope that Mark finds inner peace,” he said.

Mark Wayne Salling, is an American actor who is best known for his character as Noah in the comedy series Glee. He was born in Texas, Dallas and was home-school at an early age. As a music artist, Salling sings, writes and produces his own music. As an actor, he acted in “The Graveyard (2006)” and “Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996)”