Former Glee star Mark Salling has been arraigned on federal charges of possessing and receiving child pornography in a Los Angeles court, and has been slapped with strict bail conditions, after paying a $100,000 bond to secure his release.

Salling, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, will have to abide by very strict rules in the weeks leading up to his trial. He is required to wear a bracelet that will monitor his location, and is not allowed to associate with anyone under the age of 18.  

Further to that, he is not allowed to go anywhere that teens and young children might be present, and is required to stay 100 yards (or just over 90 metres) away from schools and playgrounds. 

Additionally, he is not allowed to possess any device that has access to the internet, unless he is supervised while using it, or it is approved beforehand. 

He is required to look for employment while his trial is ongoing, and has to attend mental health evaluation and counselling services, for which is required to pay out of pocket. 

  

When Salling was arrested last year, after a tip-off from an ex-girlfriend, a search of his home turned up a 16-gigabyte USB drive, containing two videos showing girls younger than 12

His trial begins on July 12, and if convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

Source: E.

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