UK victims of Glee's Mark Salling won't get any compensation, US officials say

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Disgraced sex offender and former Glee star Mark Salling’s suicide means his UK-based victims won’t get the justice they were hoping for.

According to the Sun, the US Attorney’s Office said that British victims will miss out on any of the compensation, as well as justice for his crimes, that was coming their way.

Apparently, each individual the actor prayed upon was set to be awarded £35,000, but since his highly publicised suicide at the end of January officials now expect the entire case to be dismissed.

Salling faced four to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing in excess of 50,000 indecent images and videos of children.

Authorities also confirmed that some of the videos were in fact filmed in the UK, but declined to offer any further details on the matter.

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United States Attorney’s Office spokesperson, Thom Mrozek, said: ‘We have filed a motion to dismiss the case.

‘The court has yet to issue an order in response to our motion.

‘As for the victims…some of the child pornography was created – meaning it was filmed – in Britain, but I cannot provide you with any specific information about the victims in this case.

‘Because Salling’s case will likely be dismissed soon, the victims in that case will not be entitled to restitution.

‘I can tell you that some of the victims have successfully sought restitution in other criminal cases.’

Among the thousands of sickening images and videos, Salling also possessed a manual on his computer instructing how to abuse young girls between the ages of three and six-years-old.

Having already tried to end his life, Salling eventually plead a deal that would see him on the sex offender’s register, to stay clear of anyone under 18, and to undergo psychological or psychiatric treatment or to take part in a sex offender programme.

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