“Glee” actor Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday after an LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his Sunland home, police said.
The task force was sent to search a home in the 9900 block of Helen Avenue, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to KTLA.
Sources told Crime Watch Daily that Salling lives at the address and was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
Salling’s arrest was confirmed by Officer Tony Im of the Police Department, but Im would not say what the actor was arrested for. Im confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that investigators were searching Salling’s home for child porn.
Salling was facing a felony charge and was held on $20,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate records. He was released at 2:26 p.m., records showed.
In March, Salling reportedly paid an ex-girlfriend $2.7 million after she confronted him about an alleged sexual battery and said he knocked her to the ground, according to court documents cited by People.com.
Salling, 33, is best known for his role in the hit television series “Glee,” in which he played bullying football player Noah “Puck” Puckerman.
The actor was a regular for the show’s first four seasons and became a recurring guest star as the series’ cast evolved.
KTLA’s Steve Bien contributed to this report.