According to reports, the former Glee star, Mark Salling, feared the aftermath of his prison sentence. The 35-year-old actor, who committed suicide just a month before his sentencing date for child pornography possession, was afraid that his life would be in shambles after getting out of prison.
According to a source close to his friends and family, “Mark knew that his life would be over after getting out of prison. And who wouldn’t think such a thing?”
“To be indicted for such a reprehensible crime would ruin anybody’s life. And to be fair, the crimes he committed are the worst of the worst.”
“Child pornography possession is the worst crime to be accused of bar none. Even being accused of murder wouldn’t be that bad.”
As you may know, Mark pleaded a deal which would have him serve four to seven years in jail, and he would have to register as a sex offender and avoid all public places where children hang out including parks, pools, and other areas.
A source said to Us Weekly that he was in a “dark place,” and was “very lonely.” He all but stopped talking to everyone in his life, and there was a good reason for casting himself out.
He was a pariah. Meanwhile, some of his neighbors in the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood spoke with Us weekly and said he always kept a low profile, so much to the point that they didn’t even know he lived there until he was accused of the crimes.
One woman said it wasn’t a “pleasant experience” knowing that he lived there because many children subsided there. Some of his co-stars and co-workers including Jane Lynch commemorated the star despite his crimes.