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'Glee' star Mark Salling arrested in child pornography case

Mark Salling, who played Noah Puckerman on the TV show "Glee," was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, Los Angeles police say.  [Richard Shotwell | Invision via AP]
Mark Salling, who played Noah Puckerman on the TV show "Glee," was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, Los Angeles police say. [Richard Shotwell | Invision via AP]
Published Dec. 29, 2015

Glee star Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, Los Angeles police say.

Salling, who starred on the hit Fox musical as a regular for four seasons and continued to appear through the series finale this spring, was arrested after the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force obtained a search warrant for his home in Sunland, Calif.

He is currently being processed in the downtown jail in Los Angeles, according to the department's public information officer, though no other information is available at the moment. TMZ reports that police officers found "hundreds of images" on Salling's computer.

Salling, 33 — largely off the Hollywood grid since his days as singer/football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee — made headlines in 2013 when he was sued by an ex-girlfriend, Roxanne Gorzela, for sexual battery. He denied the allegations and soon filed a cross-complaint, but earlier this year he settled the suit and was ordered by a judge to pay Gorzela $2.7 million.

The news of Salling's arrest was first reported by syndicated investigative series Crime Watch Daily. The actor's representative has not replied to a request for comment.