Actor Mark Salling Arrested for Child Pornogrpahy

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    Dec 29, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    Never watched Glee, but hope the character he portrayed wasn't a gay one. He's lucky - at 33, by the time he gets to prison, he will probably be too old to become a prison sex slave.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3377888/Glee-actor-Mark-Salling-arrested-possessing-child-pornography.html
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Dec 29, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    His character on Glee was straight. This is really sad, an actor who probably had a lot of choices to do other projects, and he throws it all away. I hope he gets mental help. It's a sad state of affairs when innocent children are victimized.
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    Dec 29, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    Some of these headlines do not compute. Guys get caught looking at "dirty pictures" and are sent to prison for 30 years. People actually torture children to death and get six years. Maybe eight if there was more than one victim.
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    Dec 29, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    I wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)
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    Dec 29, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    Radd saidI wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)

    Good point.

    SEEK HELP, RADD!!!!
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    Dec 30, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    Seek help? If you even admit to having remote attraction to children you're probably already going to be alienated by everyone and deemed a pervert. Pedophiles are victims too, and I don't think you should have to rot in prison unless you are an immediate threat to young children, and you are coercing them into having sex. Many people go to jail for viewing content others created, and yeah some jail time is adequate, but prison for your whole life doesn't reform pedophiles nor is it exacting justice, and it is definitely not preventing future pedophiles from seeking the help they need. Bottom line is the United States of America is an extremely fucked up place when it comes to health care.

    About his ex not encouraging him to get help, how do you know he told his ex he was attracted to child porn, and if he did can someone please explain to me this whole "help" process and how it goes down? I have never heard in my life of any positive awareness to pedophiles having a safe place to go to acquire reformative therapy, other than a jail cell where a bunch of 8 year old trauma victims living in adult male bodies rape and attempt to kill each other.

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    Dec 30, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    I saw that story on the news, sad and tragic. Seem like most of the actors in Hollywood either are drunks, substance abuse users, or into Child Porno ! He will probably not hired again for future acting projects. He needs help.
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    Dec 30, 2015 8:13 PM GMT
    Whenever these allegations are made I often wonder what the age of the children are in the photographs taken from someone's computer really are. Are they 8? 12? 14? 16? 17? What if he was under the impression he was viewing 18 year olds? I don't understand how someone can find prepubescent persons sexually stimulating.

    What about sites that claim the models are "barely legal"? Some 21 year olds can look 15 and some 15 year olds can look 21. I've seen pics on tumblr that I was afraid the guy wasn't older than 14. With guys shaving every strand of hair off their bodies, it's hard to tell sometimes.

    It's safer to keep your porn viewing to bearded, muscular, hairy, daddy types. It's like when I only order shrimp dishes in Chinese restaurants - you can't cut a shrimp from a cat.
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    Dec 30, 2015 8:18 PM GMT
    Radd saidI wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)


    Because Hell hath no wrath like a woman scorned.

    It's telling she didn't do anything about it when they were together. If she knew about it and did nothing sooner because she was dating him, she should be arrested too for aiding and abetting.
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    Dec 30, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    "Salling was born in Dallas, Texas, and was reportedly home-schooled in a 'strict Christian home'."

    Uh oh! Let the Christian bashing commence!

    "He attended Providence Christian School and Our Redeemer Lutheran elementary schools..."

    Oh, thank god. He's not Catholic! The Christian bashing will be less severe, if at all.
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    Dec 30, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Radd saidI wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)

    Good point.

    SEEK HELP, RADD!!!!


    The odious little turd strikes again.
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    Dec 30, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    HottJoe said
    Radd saidI wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)

    Good point.

    SEEK HELP, RADD!!!!


    The odious little turd strikes again.

    You're just discouraging him from seeking help. That could be aiding and abetting...
  • venue35

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    Dec 30, 2015 11:05 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Radd saidI wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)

    Good point.

    SEEK HELP, RADD!!!!
    lol!!!!
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    Dec 30, 2015 11:05 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    Radd saidI wonder why his ex didn't encourage him to seek help instead of having him thrown in prison (which helps no one.)


    Because Hell hath no wrath like a woman scorned.

    It's telling she didn't do anything about it when they were together. If she knew about it and did nothing sooner because she was dating him, she should be arrested too for aiding and abetting.
    i agree
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    Dec 30, 2015 11:54 PM GMT
    It's like when I only order shrimp dishes in Chinese restaurants - you can't cut a shrimp from a cat


    LOL

  • venue35

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    Dec 31, 2015 12:14 AM GMT
    Isn't he young to be a pedophile??
    How sad what a mess. Doubt he'll ever work again on television..

    i like the way the girlfriend took the child pornography seriously AFTER they were no longer together.icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2015 1:29 AM GMT
    venue35 saidIsn't he young to be a pedophile??
    How sad what a mess. Doubt he'll ever work again on television..


    Well definitely not on Sesame Street.
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    Dec 31, 2015 7:07 AM GMT
    You guys realize being charged with a crime is just the beginning of the criminal process, right? He hasn't been convicted of anything yet.
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    Dec 31, 2015 7:38 AM GMT
    ^Yep. High school civics class. You weren't the only one having to take it.

    You can't be so naive to think that these allegations,whether true or not, haven't ruined him, no matter whether he's found guilty or not.
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    Dec 31, 2015 7:56 AM GMT
    It's likely that he wouldn't have been brought up on charges if there wasn't a definite case to be made, but I don't understand the automatic presumption of guilt to the point of concern-trolling about his future job prospects. It is unfortunate if it is true but there's enough eyebrow-raising in this situation in regards to the girlfriend that I have some doubts.
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    Dec 31, 2015 7:58 AM GMT
    TO23 saidSeek help? If you even admit to having remote attraction to children you're probably already going to be alienated by everyone and deemed a pervert. Pedophiles are victims too, and I don't think you should have to rot in prison unless you are an immediate threat to young children, and you are coercing them into having sex. Many people go to jail for viewing content others created, and yeah some jail time is adequate, but prison for your whole life doesn't reform pedophiles nor is it exacting justice, and it is definitely not preventing future pedophiles from seeking the help they need. Bottom line is the United States of America is an extremely fucked up place when it comes to health care.

    About his ex not encouraging him to get help, how do you know he told his ex he was attracted to child porn, and if he did can someone please explain to me this whole "help" process and how it goes down? I have never heard in my life of any positive awareness to pedophiles having a safe place to go to acquire reformative therapy, other than a jail cell where a bunch of 8 year old trauma victims living in adult male bodies rape and attempt to kill each other.




    Well, I'd like to say you're wrong but I'm afraid that's not the case. To my knowledge there may not be anywhere for them to go. There are many pedophiles who never touch a child but still live with that horrible curse of being attracted only to children. I can't imagine how that must feel. I can't control my desire for sex with men, so I'm sure they can't help it either. But something must be done to help these people because the difference is we're attracted to other consenting adults, and they are not. So no matter where this desire comes from, it cannot be allowed to express itself as that could do emotional damage to the child. I wish I knew the answer but I don't. I only know that prison is not the answer.
  • mar0302

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    Dec 31, 2015 8:22 AM GMT
    I remember listening to Dan Savage on podcast a few years ago.. he had a caller that had paedophelia tendencies but had never acted on them. Dan said that in the state that the guy lived in (he didn't say which state) that a psychiatrist was obligated under law to report to the police that he was having thoughts of sex with children. He suggested that the guy get some anti-depressant medications to lower his sexual urges.

    It's not something I understand, as the thought of having sex with a child makes me nauseous but I'm also not sure how this can be solved if people are discouraged from seeking help.
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    Dec 31, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    TO23 saidSeek help? If you even admit to having remote attraction to children you're probably already going to be alienated by everyone and deemed a pervert...I have never heard in my life of any positive awareness to pedophiles having a safe place to go to acquire reformative therapy, other than a jail cell where a bunch of 8 year old trauma victims living in adult male bodies rape and attempt to kill each other.


    Pedophilic attraction is a recognized, diagnosable, and treatable mental health condition and (as long as it is not currently being acted on) is protected medical information under HIPPA confidentiality and privacy laws. Meaning it is absolutely not illegal for a person to report pedophilic attraction to a mental haalth provider, but it IS definitely illegal, unless a specific child is under immediate current or future threat, for said provider to divulge that information to anyone -- including law enforcement -- without the client's written permission or a judge's order. Even if a person were to admit during a therapy session raping twenty kids two decades ago, but says nothing about any current ongoing abuse, the therapist is legally barred from reporting that and will be sued and stripped of his license for doing so in most if not all states.

    Moreover, while a court can subpoena official treatment progress notes and try to compel a psychologist into testifying against her client, a judge cannot force a clinician to share private, non-official therapy process notes or to incriminate herself. So clinicians learn early on to keep progress note very vague, keep process notes at home, and keep quiet on the stand.

    Pedophiles can and should seek guidance from a licensed mental health professional, without delay.
  • jjguy05

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    Dec 31, 2015 5:55 PM GMT
    Puppenjunge saidHe's lucky - at 33, by the time he gets to prison, he will probably be too old to become a prison sex slave.



    Do you expect him to go to jail when he's 70?
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    Dec 31, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
    Radd said
    TO23 saidSeek help? If you even admit to having remote attraction to children you're probably already going to be alienated by everyone and deemed a pervert. Pedophiles are victims too, and I don't think you should have to rot in prison unless you are an immediate threat to young children, and you are coercing them into having sex. Many people go to jail for viewing content others created, and yeah some jail time is adequate, but prison for your whole life doesn't reform pedophiles nor is it exacting justice, and it is definitely not preventing future pedophiles from seeking the help they need. Bottom line is the United States of America is an extremely fucked up place when it comes to health care.

    About his ex not encouraging him to get help, how do you know he told his ex he was attracted to child porn, and if he did can someone please explain to me this whole "help" process and how it goes down? I have never heard in my life of any positive awareness to pedophiles having a safe place to go to acquire reformative therapy, other than a jail cell where a bunch of 8 year old trauma victims living in adult male bodies rape and attempt to kill each other.




    Well, I'd like to say you're wrong but I'm afraid that's not the case. To my knowledge there may not be anywhere for them to go. There are many pedophiles who never touch a child but still live with that horrible curse of being attracted only to children. I can't imagine how that must feel. I can't control my desire for sex with men, so I'm sure they can't help it either. But something must be done to help these people because the difference is we're attracted to other consenting adults, and they are not. So no matter where this desire comes from, it cannot be allowed to express itself as that could do emotional damage to the child. I wish I knew the answer but I don't. I only know that prison is not the answer.

    Your posts are riddled with red flags. Seek help. Seriously.