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'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Pleads Not Guilty In Child Pornography Case

He could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of both charges.

05/06/2016 6:05 AM AEST | Updated 07/06/2016 12:59 AM AEST
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Mark Salling, better known as Noah "Puck" Puckerman from the hit Fox television series "Glee," pleaded not guilty to two child pornography charges on Friday, The Associated Press reports. 

Police arrested Salling in December 2015 on suspicion of possessing “hundreds” of images plus two videos featuring underage girls on his personal computer. A federal grand jury indicted him in May. 

The actor's bail is currently set at $150,000, of which Salling must pay $100,000 out of his own pocket to ensure that he attend all future court appearances, according to the AP. Magistrate Judge Rozella A. Oliver has also placed restrictions on Salling's activities, such as mandating that he wear a location monitoring bracelet, submit to drug tests and seek employment. 

Salling is forbidden from being within 100 yards away from any schools, playgrounds or arcades and he's not allowed to use devices with internet access, unless supervised by a federal authority, according to TMZ.

The star's lawyer, Alan Eisner, surrendered Salling's passport during Friday's hearing. 

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Salling's trial date has been set for July 12. 

The Huffington Post has reached out to Salling’s representatives for comment.

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