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Mark Salling faces up to 7 years in prison for child porn charges

Mark Salling arrives for a court appearance on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES — Former "Glee" star Mark Salling is facing up to seven years in prison after reaching a deal with prosecutors. The actor pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

The plea agreement filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles states the actor is admitting he possessed images of prepubescent children. The agreement states a search warrant found more than 50,000 images of child porn on Salling's computer and a thumb drive.

Prosecutors and Salling have agreed to ask a judge to sentence the actor to a prison term between four to seven years. He will also be required to register as a sex offender, pay restitution and abide by restrictions on where he can live.

Salling's attorney Michael Proctor did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The actor played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy.