UPDATED, 3:24 PM: The LAPD offered some details today about the arrest of former Glee actor Salling on child pornography charges. It said special agents from the Department of Homeland Security worked the investigation along with the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Police say “images and video of child pornography were recovered on Salling’s electronic media devices.” The actor was booked at LAPD’s Metropolitan Detention Center, and bail was set at $20,000.
PREVIOUSLY, December 29: Former Glee star Mark Salling has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Los Angeles police department officials say the arrest was made after a warrant was obtained to search the 33-year-old actor’s residence in Sunland. More details are expected soon.
Salling recently worked on Adi Shankar’s Gods And Secrets, which has been filming in Los Angeles. Shankar, the film’s co-director and executive producer, is currently in Dubai, and a source said filming is nearly completed. Salling’s arrest is not expected to affect the production.
Salling, who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on 96 episodes of Fox’s Glee, is a former child actor who got his start in show business at the age of 14 on Children Of The Corn: The Gathering.
Salling is the third industry figure arrested for possession of child pornography this year. In July, director Jace Alexander was arrested for “possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than 17 years of age.” A month later, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was arrested on charges that the received and distributed child pornography, and engaged in sexually explicit acts with children. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.