Thursday, 21 February, 2019

'Glee' alumni urge compassion after death of Mark Salling

Glee actor Mark Salling Mark Salling in Los Angeles 2015 Credit AP Invision
Stacy Diaz | 01 February, 2018, 02:59

Following his arrest, Salling pleaded guilty to possession and was scheduled for sentencing in March. In March, Salling reached a separate United States dollars 2.7m settlement with a woman who sued him for sexual battery.

The records mentioned one girl, 3 to 5 years old, and two pre-pubescent girls who are known victims of sexual exploitation.

The nation has been left reeling after the revelation that Mark Salling has committed suicide a matter of weeks before he was due to be sentenced for possession of child pornography.

The former 'Glee' star is thought to have hanged himself at some stage over the last couple of days, his body having been discovered around 9am near Big Tujunga Cyn Road.

The plea deal was not complete and the judge has now lost the power to order payment to the victims, according to TMZ.

For example, he couldn't live anywhere within view of school yards, public parks and swimming pools, and he wouldn't be able to work in any job in which he'd have contact with people under 18.

"I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning", Salling's attorney, Michael J. Proctor, said in an email to the Associated Press. The actor's anxious family called 911 to report him missing six hours before his body was found.

Mark Salling's cause of death revealed.

His body was found later Tuesday in a secluded area along a creek near his home in Sunland, north of Pasadena. "However, this tragic case shows that a person does not need to belong to any particular demographic, sector of society, or income level to walk this destructive path", said Haley Halverson.

"Yes, he committed crimes against children". But #MarkSalling was a broken man, no doubt an abuse victim himself. 'Let me be clear.

Actress Jane Lynch who played coach Sue Sylvester retweeted Davis's tweet. This was their son.