LOS ANGELES -- (CWD) -- Mark Salling’s attorney Dmitry Gorin spoke only to Crime Watch Daily before Salling’s arraignment Friday afternoon at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse.
Gorin weighed in on his client’s federal child pornography charges, saying, “We’re going to do all our talking in court so I can’t comment on that” when asked about what Salling’s plea will be. He added, “We hope the media give Mr. Salling a chance to deal with the case in court."
Gorin also told Crime Watch Daily, “We’re going to see it all in court” when asked how Salling was doing.
Crime Watch Daily also spoke with U.S. Attorney Spokesman Thom Mrozek Friday morning, who explained Salling is set to be arraigned Friday afternoon. “He will be asked to enter a plea, which I presume will be a not guilty to the two counts in the indictment, a trial date will be set, likely sometime in late July, early August, and bond will be discussed, we have agreed to a bond with his lawyer so I do expect him to be freed after the arraignment.”
As Crime Watch Daily first reported, Salling, 33, was arrested on December 29, 2015, after the Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security obtained a search warrant for his home in Sunland, California and allegedly obtained more than a thousand images from personal devices found inside the home.
Salling entered a not-guilty plea Friday. He was in the process of being released on $150,000 bond. His next trial date is set for July 12.
Salling was ordered to stay away from of minors. He is not allowed to have a computer or Internet-accessible device unless approved by court. He is subject to search of person or home by any time by authorities.
Salling will be required to wear a bracelet monitoring device. He's forbidden to contact any witness or victim in the case, or the woman who tipped off law enforcement.
Salling was required to surrender his passport and all travel documents.