Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn


Josh Duggar has been arrested and charged for possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children, court records have revealed, accusing the former 19 Kids and Counting Star of using the internet to downloads material which depicted the molestation and rape of children under the age of 12, which he is alleged to have done in early 2019.

Duggar has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 on each count.

According to the documents “This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.”

Josh Duggar has previously admitted to molesting his sisters and a family friend when he was 14 years old, after inTouch broke the story in 2015, but he was never charged.

Josh’s lawyers, Justin Gelfand, Travis W. Story and Greg Payne, released statement in defense of their client, noting:

Josh Duggar has been charged in a two-count indictment. He has pled not guilty to both charges and we intend to defend this case aggressively and thoroughly. In this country, no one can stop prosecutors from charging a crime. But when you’re accused, you can fight back in the courtroom—and that is exactly what Josh intends to do.”

In response to the news, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have released a family statement on their website, writing:

“We appreciate your continued prayers for our family at this time. The accusations brought against Joshua today are very serious. It is our prayer that the truth, no matter what it is, will come to light, and that this will all be resolved in a timely manner. We love Josh and Anna and continue to pray for their family.”

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

If he is granted bond, he will have to live away from his six children and will not be allowed unsupervised contact with them, if at all.

Pray for The Duggar family, especially Anna and their children.



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4 thoughts on “Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

  1. When I first read this, I gasped and called him a stupid idiot. Your actions have consequences, and his wife and kids and extended family suffer. Stupid stupid idiot!

  2. Anna needs to file for divorce, sue to get the house and bank accts, etc. Josh was exposed several yrs ago on an adult swingers website and had affairs. She will end up a welfare mom unless she gets an education to go into the workforce. Lots harder today than fifty years ago in a low tech era when jobs were available and training on the job was common if you could type and run an adding machine. Now most jobs require certification or at least a 2 yr degree. Best the kids be raised by some of the married Duggar couples or grandparents. Anna condoned his lifestyle for sometime and I see her too as an unfit mom staying with a loser like Josh. If he is guilty I hope he sits in jail for years.

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