Did Anna Duggar just defend pedo husband Josh in cryptic post?
Josh Duggar‘s wife Anna Duggar has finally broken her silence on her husband's December 2021 conviction on one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Anna shared an Instagram post that simply read, “There is more to the story". The post instructed followers to “see link in bio".
The link in the bio takes readers to a 27-page legal document that was filed on January 19, 2022, to the U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas Fayetteville Division. Josh Duggar 33, has motioned for "an acquittal or, in the alternative, motion for a new trial." Duggar's legal team has requested the court to grant him an additional 10 days to file the post-trial motions. The court papers have asked for a new trial too.
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The legal team has sought that the second count, which is the possession of child pornography charge, be dismissed. The judge has extended the deadline to January 19. The court papers claim regarding an acquittal that the Government “failed to adduce any evidence that Duggar ‘knew that the visual depictions were of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct’—a necessary element for conviction of each count."
“The evidence at trial established that certain files allegedly found on the HP desktop computer were never viewed by any user of the computer and that all the files at issue had been deleted shortly after being downloaded," the papers add. “The jury had no evidence that Duggar personally viewed any specific portion of any of the files allegedly found on the computer.”
On December 9, 2021, Duggar was found guilty on both charges of receiving and possessing pornographic material that depicted the sexual abuse of children. A jury of twelve, comprising six men and six women, delivered the verdict following seven hours of deliberations. Duggar can face up to 20 years in prison and a penalty of up to $250,000 for each count of his charges.
Disturbing and graphic details came to light during the much-publicized trial of the '19 Kids and Counting' alum, including the fact that he had molested his own sisters. Towards the end of the trial, it was found that Duggar had been the Executive Director and a long-time board member of Family Research Council, where he ironically lobbied against access to pornographic content. In his own life, he reportedly devised ways to bypass the porn-alert program on his system that sent a report of his Internet activities to his wife Anna.
Duggar was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on December 9, 2021. The Arkansas prison where he will spend the foreseeable future is notorious for reports of violence and torture. Soon after being taken into custody, Duggar was seen eerily smiling in a mugshot released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.