'Glee' actor Mark Salling to plead guilty to child porn possession



Former "Glee" actor Mark Salling has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to possession of child pornography.

The plea agreement filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles states the actor is admitting he possessed images of prepubescent children.

Salling, 35, was arrested in 2015 after being reported that he possessed images of children being sexually abused.

Law enforcement officers eventually found more than 50,000 images of child porn on Salling's computer and a thumb drive, according to the statement.

Salling was charged with two counts of receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse in 2016 and could face 20 years in prison.

However, prosecutors and Salling have recently agreed to ask a judge to sentence the actor to a prison term between four to seven years. He will also be required to register as a sex offender, pay restitution and abide by restrictions on where he can live.

Salling's attorney Michael Proctor did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The actor played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy from 2009 to 2015.