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'Glee' actor Mark Salling, who pleaded guilty to child porn, found dead

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posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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Rather than go to prison, Salling apparently decided it was easier to end his life. I say, good riddance. Pedophiles are not treated kindly in prison, and even in protective custody he probably would not have been completely safe. But, could he have rebuilt his life and contributed to society after being released? Or, is this something that would have haunted him until he died of "natural" causes? What would you have done if faced with the decision to either go to prison or end your life? I wouldn't be in the same position (the mere thought of child-porn is nauseating), but I probably would have done the time and tried to improve myself.

USA TODAY SOURCE

Mark Salling, the former Glee star who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and was scheduled to be sentenced in March, was found dead Tuesday. He was 35. Salling's lawyer, Michael Proctor, confirmed his death to USA TODAY but did not reveal the cause of death. "I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning," Proctor said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY. "Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment. He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected."

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posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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he should have become a Senator then he would have never been charged.

The FBI would protect him instead.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 02:18 PM
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Good riddance.

2nd line.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
he should have become a Senator then he would have never been charged.

The FBI would protect him instead.


I heard he was part of the "I'm with her" movement. Surprised he wasn't already promoted to the higher echelons on the Hillary Campaign for 2020.





posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: seattlerat
Rather than go to prison, Salling apparently decided it was easier to end his life. I say, good riddance. Pedophiles are not treated kindly in prison, and even in protective custody he probably would not have been completely safe. But, could he have rebuilt his life and contributed to society after being released? Or, is this something that would have haunted him until he died of "natural" causes? What would you have done if faced with the decision to either go to prison or end your life? I wouldn't be in the same position (the mere thought of child-porn is nauseating), but I probably would have done the time and tried to improve myself.

USA TODAY SOURCE

Mark Salling, the former Glee star who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and was scheduled to be sentenced in March, was found dead Tuesday. He was 35. Salling's lawyer, Michael Proctor, confirmed his death to USA TODAY but did not reveal the cause of death. "I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning," Proctor said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY. "Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment. He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected."


Sad, but got no love for pedos...

What bothers me more is that there are so many out there (all one has to do is see how much "barely legal" teen porn is on the web).

I've often wondered when those wires get crossed in someone's head. I can't even imagine how someone gets turned on by little kids. That is some sick in the head stuff.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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If he was "just" in possession" of the disgusting porn and had not acted on the child porn, his suicide is a bit confusing.

There is more to this story. His involvement "could" have included some future possible convictions, not just the 4-7 years in prison.

It is possible that embarrassment, guilt and loss of reputation could have been the cause of his taking of his life.

But, more important, are the children who were victims of this heinous crime-maybe he finally recognized that and could no longer live with his contribution to their pain. I would rather hope that was the case.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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I don't think it's something that can be cured, he might been able to put it aside or ignore the impulse but deep down, it's what he likes.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 03:10 PM
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This guy knew some things...He was in a position to learn about others in the industry by making friends in high places. I don't need to look up his connections but I'd guess this was a hit to keep his mouth shut.

50,000 images and 6000 videos sounds like a lot to hold on to. I don't know where this stuff comes from but I would guess maybe tor? Isn't all of that easily traceable and hosted by authority ran servers? Maybe some private networks that would be offline? IIRC, it was a gf/friend of his who tipped off authorities.

I'm not buying it. Its already a little suspect with a hanging from a tree at a park? His sentencing was also set to start in another month right?

Dead men tell no tales.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 03:16 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
If he was "just" in possession" of the disgusting porn and had not acted on the child porn, his suicide is a bit confusing.

There is more to this story. His involvement "could" have included some future possible convictions, not just the 4-7 years in prison.

It is possible that embarrassment, guilt and loss of reputation could have been the cause of his taking of his life.

But, more important, are the children who were victims of this heinous crime-maybe he finally recognized that and could no longer live with his contribution to their pain. I would rather hope that was the case.


You're spot on. This person killed themselves due to the personal guilt and embarrassment he brought on himself and his family. He was a sick individual and obviously wasn't right in the head to begin with.

This was not a hit to protect bigger fish. This guy was sick and took his own life out of shame and not being able to face the consequences of his actions.

While I don't condone his actions I do feel bad for his family.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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Coward, took the easy way out...



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: slapjacks

No one is arguing that.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: slapjacks

Suicide is anything BUT the easy way and it's certainly not a way out because we are just as much alive on the other side as we are on this side.

Many who have attempted suicide and lived to tell about it have come face to face with the reality that we been deceived into believing that death brings peace to everyone.


"As a young woman, Tamara Laroux was in an immense amount of emotional pain. One day she decided to finally end it once and for all and she took a .38 and shot herself in the chest. What happened next was a complete and total shock to her...." Tamara Laroux

"Then I heard a voice of awesome power, not loud but crashing over me like a booming wave of sound; a voice that encompassed such ferocious anger that with one word it could destroy the universe, and that also encompassed such potent and unwavering love that, like the sun, it could coax life from the earth. I cowered at its force and at its excruciating words:

"Is this what you really want? Don't you know that this is the worst thing you could have done?"

I could feel his anger and frustration, both because I'd thrown in the towel and because I had cut myself off from him and from his guidance.

So I answered: "But my life is so hard."

"You think that was hard? It is nothing compared to what awaits you if you take your life."

When the Father spoke, each of his words exploded into a complex of meanings, like fireworks, tiny balls of light that erupted into a billion bits of information, filling me with streams of vivid truth and pure understanding." Angie Fenimores NDE & Suicide

"Angie Fenimore, a wife and mother haunted by abuse in childhood and overwhelmed by despair, was in a desperate state of mind. On January 8, 1991, she committed suicide, hoping to escape her sense of emptiness and suffering. But clinical death didn't draw her to the light seen in so many near-death experiences."

“Tell her that if she decides to go through with the taking of her life, there are eternal consequences that she will have to deal with for the rest of her eternal life. The PAIN that she will cause her daughter and immediate family members will be severe and permanent!

Angie Fenimore - NDE



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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Should have been pulled apart by four trucks.

Asshole.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 02:17 AM
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He probably made a plea bargain wirh the police ...gave some names up for A lesser sentence .... But then was killed to silence him.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 05:23 AM
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86ed so he would not spill any beans about others like himself.Criminals are self-focused and suicide is not at the top of their to-do list....LMAO.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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Well, it will be interesting if there is anything more to the story that comes out. Time will tell.

Twatter Info thread



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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I would never ever defend a pedophile! I want to be very, VERY clear as there is a reason we vilify them.

However given the recent news that But NOW it is being reported that the Laptop had Child Porn on it??? How exactly does that happen when there are no reports that the Hard Drive was ever recovered or found...
Here is something funny with the same journalist site reporting earlier...
Las Vegas shooter’s laptop recovered — but it’s missing its hard drive
Wait for it...
Police report that Las Vegas shooter had child pornography on his computer

Which is it??? And bigger is HOW? Without the Hard drive you didn't find anything...yet it was never reported found

Laptop in Las Vegas shooter's suite was missing hard drive

Why Investigators Got No Clues From Vegas Shooter's Laptop

Las Vegas shooter's laptop missing its hard drive

Just something to ponder when we demonize anyone with this found on their computers I start to wonder what is really going on.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: Meldionne1
He probably made a plea bargain wirh the police ...gave some names up for A lesser sentence .... But then was killed to silence him.



That is not true and couldn't be further from the truth. Simple suicide.

Word is he told some family members he couldn't go to jail.





posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 08:45 AM
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Hmmm...First autopsy report fails to confirm suicide.

l ink

I heard from someone else that there were defensive wounds found on his hands....and that he was going to name some names. Apparently the collection he acquired came from someone we all know.




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