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Glee star dropped from miniseries after child pornography charges

After Mark Salling, who played Puck on popular show Glee, was formally charged for possessing thousands of images depicting child pornography on Friday, he's now being forced out of work.

On Friday, actor Mark Salling, who played Puck on the popular show Glee, was indicted on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography following an investigation by the US Attorney’s Office.
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He was first arrested over the crime in December but released on bail. Investigators seized from his home a laptop, hard drive and US, all of which contained thousands of images depicting child pornography.
Following this, he has now been dropped from an upcoming action miniseries Gods and Secrets, TMZ reports.
Mark was due to appear alongside Denise Richards, Kellan Lutz, Jane Seymour, Jackson Rathbone, and RJ Mitte (from Breaking Bad).
Mark played Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on the Glee
Director Adi Shankar is now "personally" paying for the reshoots and there are already plans to donate a percentage of the film's profits to an abused children's charity.
The Gods and Secrets director has since responded to the indictment, according to a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter:
"I hope that Mark finds inner peace ... Hopefully some good will come of all of this and I pray that when the dust has settled, the hyper-connectivity of the information age that has brought to light the transgressions of several public figures, will also force us to look within our society to identify and eliminate the root cause of the rape culture we exist in."
According to the Justice Department, Salling is planning to turn himself in to federal authorities on June 3. He is expected to be arraigned on that date.
He could face five to 20 years in prison if convicted.
A version of this story appeared on Cosmopolitan.
VIDEO: Watch Salling play Puck on Glee

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