Josh Duggar found guilty in child porn case
The former Christian-right reality TV star of “19 Kids and Counting,” Josh Duggar, has been found guilty in his child pornography case.
Duggar, who for a time was also an executive for the activist arm of an anti-LGBTQ hate group, was found guilty by an Arkansas jury of downloading and possessing child pornography, Fox News reports.
ABC affiliate KNWA adds that Duggar faces a possible 20 years in jail and up to $250,000 in fines for each count.
Some of the details in the case were horrific.
A close family friend told the jury Duggar had confessed to molesting multiple young girls. His attorneys back in August had asked the court to drop all charges related to child pornography against him, and to suppress photos of his hands and feet taken after his arrest.
Duggar, prosecutors said, had more than 200 obscene images of underaged children, including images of child sexual assault, downloaded to his computer, and some of the images were of children as young as 5 years old. Prosecutors back in May also reportedly “[said] witnesses, including friends and family, brought up Josh’s alleged addiction to porn in interviews with law enforcement.”
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