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Glee Star Mark Salling Commits Suicide After Child Pornography Charges


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Glee’s Mark Salling has been found in a Los Angeles riverbed after what appears to be a suicide.

TMZ has learned from local law enforcement that Salling’s body was recently found in Sunland, California, close to where the actor lived. According to their latest report, he was found hanging from a tree.

The actor had been awaiting sentencing after being convicted of possession of child pornography. The case began in late 2015 when he was arrested on these charges and was arraigned in 2016. His hearing was set for March 2018, where was expected to receive 4 – 7 years in prison as part of a plea deal, according to TMZ. The outlet also says the actor cut himself last year in a suicide attempt, but called his roommate and emergency services after panicking.

Salling was 35 years old. The actor didn’t have many projects outside of Glee— he appeared in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger in 1999 and the TV movie Rocky Road in 2014. He also dabbled in music, having released two albums called Smoke Signals and Pipe Dreams in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

 

Honestly, I find this heartbreaking. Obviously pedophilia is wrong, but that doesn't stop the people who engage in it from being real human beings with their own inner turmoils. I feel incredibly sad that he felt like he needed to resort to this.

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11 hours ago, Capsule said:

I honestly wish I could feel sorry for him, but he was a gross pedophile, so I really find it hard to do so. If anything, I'm very sorry to his family for all that they are going and have been through. I hope they can find peace in their lives.

I don't see him as a gross pedophile. He was someone who people have said was himself abused as a child, who struggled with desires that he knew were unnatural and so he tried to hide them away. As far as we know he never laid a hand on a child which is a lot more than can be said for some people in Hollywood who are still considered popular.

10 hours ago, Speedy said:

every time i see someone comtting suicide my heart breaks cause  suicide is one of the first things that come to my mind when i wake up :(

Are you being serious right now? :( That makes me really sad to hear. Why do you think of things like that?

5 hours ago, coolaideonfire said:

I don't have sympathy for him, but suicide is always very sad. His family and friends must be so devastated and I'm sad justice won't be served.

On a side note, I really dislike how the media refer to child sex abuse images as 'child pornography'. I wish they'd call it what it is - child sex abuse.

I really think it really depends on the image. When I scroll through Tumblr I sometimes see risqué or even nude selfies taken by people who look to be underage, but I don't see that as child sex abuse - they can't be abusing themselves. Obviously if it's an image or a baby though or if there's other people involved then that's a different situation.

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He was in possession of media that depicted the sexual abuse of children. Child pornography is not a victim-less crime. Those children were sexually abused in those photos/videos, and his possession of them makes him just as disgusting and as much a part of the problem in my eyes. It's unfortunate that he was abused when he was younger and I feel for him in that regard, but a shitty past is not an excuse to literally possess CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. As I said before, I find it hard to feel sorry when that is a part of his history. My feelings remain the same: I feel bad for his loved ones.

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5 hours ago, Capsule said:

He was in possession of media that depicted the sexual abuse of children. Child pornography is not a victim-less crime. Those children were sexually abused in those photos/videos, and his possession of them makes him just as disgusting and as much a part of the problem in my eyes. It's unfortunate that he was abused when he was younger and I feel for him in that regard, but a shitty past is not an excuse to literally possess CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. As I said before, I find it hard to feel sorry when that is a part of his history. My feelings remain the same: I feel bad for his loved ones.

When did I say it was a "victimless crime"? :orly: Just because there's a victim doesn't mean that he's the abuser. By your logic, everyone who viewed the Logan Paul suicide video is just as responsible for that man's death as the man himself. Simply viewing a photo or video of an action doesn't equate to doing the action (although it's obviously still not a good thing to do).

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10 hours ago, Countess said:

When did I say it was a "victimless crime"? :orly: Just because there's a victim doesn't mean that he's the abuser. By your logic, everyone who viewed the Logan Paul suicide video is just as responsible for that man's death as the man himself. Simply viewing a photo or video of an action doesn't equate to doing the action (although it's obviously still not a good thing to do).

He may not be abusing them physically, but by downloading the photos/videos, he was re-victimising the children and increasing the demand for such photos/videos to be taken and distributed which continues the cycle of abuse these children face.

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20 hours ago, Feather said:

damn.. I wish he leaked some nudes first, now we will never see his ding dong

 

20 hours ago, coolaideonfire said:

He may not be abusing them physically, but by downloading the photos/videos, he was re-victimising the children and increasing the demand for such photos/videos to be taken and distributed which continues the cycle of abuse these children face.

I'm not sure I agree with that. I would assume that most of the people who took those photos would do so because they're achieving some kind of sexual gratification, regardless of whether one person or 100 people download it. That's assuming that these photos are taken by other people and not the subjects of course. ;)

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