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Mark Salling, the actor who played reformed bully Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Fox’s Glee, has entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges as part of a plea bargain that will see him serve between four and seven years in jail. (Salling was previously facing a possible sentence of as much as 20 years.) Salling will be forced to register as a sex offender when he leaves prison, and will face 20 years of supervised release, including periodic checks of any electronic devices for illegal images.

While making his plea, Salling told the court he was “pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charges.” The actor, who was a regular on the first four seasons of the Fox singing show, was arrested in December 2015, and charged in 2016 with two counts of “receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive.”

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