WORLD

Josh Duggar Accused Of Possessing Child Porn With Kids Aged 18 Mos.-12 Years At Court Hearing

josh-duggar-accused-of-possessing-child-porn-with-kids-aged-18-mos.-12-years-at-court-hearing

The details of Josh Duggar’s alleged child porn stash have been revealed in a court hearing, and a federal agent called the images ‘in top five of the worst I’ve ever had to examine.’

In a Wednesday, May 5 court hearing, the specifics in the possession of child pornography case against Josh Duggar were laid out and the alleged information is truly horrifying. The 33-year-old former 19 Kids and Counting star appeared via a zoom call from Washington County Jail in Arkansas, where he’s been held without bail since his Apr. 29 arrest. Special Agent Gerald Faulkner from Homeland Security testified that Josh allegedly had a computer containing images in one file that depicted child sex abuse involving kids ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age, according to PEOPLE.

Faulkner called the images “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.” He testified that Homeland Security in May 2019 confiscated a computer from the car lot where Josh worked after a Little Rock, AR police detective had traced the flagged files to Duggar’s IP address on a computer at his workplace, Wholesale Motorcars dealership.

Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar seen smirking his his Apr. 29 mugshot after being arrested on possession of child pornography charges. Photo credit: Washington County, AR Jail.

The agent alleged that during that raid on the car dealership, Josh was not told it was in connection with child porn, but that he “spontaneously” responded, “What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?” The publication reports that Duggar was “asked point blank about seeing or having child sex abuse material in his possession,” and he allegedly said, “I’d rather not answer that question.”

Josh was arrested on Apr. 29 by federal agents and charged the following day with receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Arkansas. Josh was also accused of allegedly downloading child pornography that depicts the sexual abuse of children under the ages of 12, in May of 2019.

The former 19 Kids and Counting star is the father of six children with wife Anna Duggar, 32. She’s currently pregnant with the couple’s seventh child — a daughter — due in the fall of 2021. His kids range in age from 11-year-old eldest daughter Mackynzie to one-year-old daughter Maryella. Josh has asked to be released on bail so that he can go home to be with his pregnant wife and children, claiming that he’s not a flight risk because his face is so familiar from being a reality star for so many years.

Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar resigns from his position at the Family Research Council in Washington DC on Apr. 25, 2015. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Josh became embroiled in scandal in 2015, when it was revealed that years earlier as a teen he had confessed to his father Jim-Bob Duggar to molesting four of his younger sisters. While Jim-Bob later told a state trooper friend about it, Josh was never formally charged in the case and eventually the statute of limitations ran out. But it was enough for TLC to cancel 19 Kids in July 2015 when the molestation story became public.

Things got even worse for devout Christian Josh when it was revealed he had several accounts on the married adults seeking affairs website Ashley Madison. Josh then admitted to having a serious porn addiction, as well as being unfaithful to Anna. In an Aug. 20, 2015 statement, Josh admitted, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

He then referenced the molestation of his sisters, saying, “I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.” Josh checked in to a faith-based in-patient rehab center in Illinois for a six month stay. Anna stood by his side and forgave him, and the couple went on to have two more children following his return to Arkansas, and now have another baby on the way.

Related Articles

’90 Day Fiance’ Star Jorge Nava Welcomes First Child With Girlfriend — See Pic

admin

Miley Cyrus Dances In Black Thong Swimsuit As She Promotes Her ‘Summer Fest’ — Watch

admin

Falynn Guobadia: Why She Doesn’t Blame Porsha Williams For Her Divorce From Simon

admin

David Beckham, 46, Goes Out Shirtless To Walk His Dogs With Victoria: See Sizzling, Summer Pic

admin

Tiffany Haddish Breaks Silence On Reports She’s Replacing Ellen DeGeneres: ‘I’m Learning A New Skill’

admin

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s Daughter Gracie, 23, Stuns In New Bubble Bath Pics

admin

Elizabeth Hurley, 55, Sheds Her Clothes & Denies ‘Ridiculous’ Rumor She’s Filming A Reality Show

admin

Demi Lovato Apologizes For Frozen Yogurt Rant: My ‘Message Has Gotten Misconstrued’ — Watch

admin

David Beckham, 46, Goes Shirtless While Training The Family’s Dog In Cute New Video — Watch

admin