Los Angeles, Dec 30 (IANS) “Glee” actor Mark Salling was arrested for possession of child pornography. He was later released on bail at $20,000. The actor was arrested on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old actor was taken into custody after the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force raided his home on Sunday on a warrant, reports aceshowbiz.com.
LAPD officer Liliana Preciado confirmed that Salling was arrested in Sunland, California, and his bail was set at $20,000.
According to sheriff’s department records, he paid the bail. He is now set to attend a court session on January 22 next year.
No other details were released.
Salling is best known as Puck from “Glee”. He was a regular on the show’s first four seasons and a recurring in the last two.
After the series ended, he reportedly had been filming “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets” and was putting together his own TV series.
Salling had a criminal past.
In January 2013, his former girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela sued him for sexual battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence for forcing her to have unprotected sex with him in March 2011.
Gorzela came to his home to confront him only to find the actor in bed with another woman.
During an argument, he allegedly pushed her to the ground and she hit her head. Gorzela eventually dropped the case after he paid her about $2.7 million.