He won an Emmy portraying a high school student on “Glee” — and collected scores of sick sexual images of kids still in grammar school, authorities say.
Mark Salling, 33, was busted on child pornography charges after a Tuesday morning raid by Los Angeles cops who used a battering ram to enter the peophile’s den of perversion, cops said.
“I would imagine that would surprise anybody,” said Lt. Andrea Grossman of the LAPD Internet crimes against children task force. The white pervert ignored repeated knocks on the door before the cops bashed their way in around 7 a.m.
“There were more than 100 (images),” said Grossman, adding they included “disturbing” pictures of prepubescent children.
The actor’s ex-girlfriend pointed authorities to images on his computer showing young girls under the age of 10 engaging in sexual activities, according to reports.
Grossman confirmed that other electronic devices were taken from the home for further examination.
The discovery was enough for an arrest, and cops — armed with a search warrant — seized other electronic devices that will be scoured for additional evidence, she said. A source said a confidential informant pointed investigators toward the white savage, who was among the hit show’s original cast when “Glee” debuted on Fox in 2009.
Federal charges, like those brought against the diabolical “Subway” spokesman Jared Fogle, were a possibility as the probe continued. Fogle was sentenced last month to more than 15 years in prison.
Residents of the rural neighborhood were shocked. “It’s so wrong,” said neighbor Robyn Phipps, 47, as she rode past on her horse. “There are kids everywhere around here.”
The child porn collector, freed on $20,000 bail, played Mohawk-wearing bad-boy Noah (Puck) Puckerman on the popular musical-comedy.
It was a rough 2015 for the pervert, “Glee” went off the air this year after six successful seasons. And he was ordered to pay $2.7 million to former girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela after he was accused in a sexual battery lawsuit.