Josh Duggar allegedly 'received and possessed child porn' weeks after announcing wife Anna’s 6th pregnancy

Court documents obtained now reveal that 'between on or about May 14, 2019, and or about May 16, 2019, in the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division,' Josh allegedly 'knowingly received child pornography'


                            Josh Duggar allegedly 'received and possessed child porn' weeks after announcing wife Anna’s 6th pregnancy
Josh (L) and Anna Duggar are currently expecting their seventh child together (Twitter/Instagram)

In the aftermath of former reality TV star Josh Duggar's arrest over child pornography possession charges, new, disturbing details are coming to light every day. The latest of them accuses Josh allegedly "received and possessed child pornography" just weeks after announcing his wife Anna Duggar was expecting the couple's sixth child in 2019. 

Currently expecting their seventh child together, Anna is in full support of her husband whose past includes being outed for molesting young girls including his own sisters Jessa, and Jill Duggar over a decade ago. Court documents obtained by the Sun now reveal that "between on or about May 14, 2019, and or about May 16, 2019, in the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division," Josh allegedly "knowingly received child pornography."

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Around the same time, the 33-year-old eldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar "knowingly possessed material that contained images of child pornography, including images of minors under the age of 12," the court docs claimed. This was just a few weeks after he and Anna, 32, announced they were expecting their sixth child on April 26, 2019. In the announcement, the couple gave their five kids a puzzle to solve that held the solution "New baby coming this fall." Their sixth baby was born that year in November 2019.

Josh was arrested on April 29 and charged with one count of possession of a child pornographic photo and a second count of receiving a child pornographic photo. As of Friday, April 30, during his arraignment, Josh pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been ordered to remain in custody at least till Wednesday, May 5. He has also been asked to forfeit all visuals pertaining to the case, included images and property, such as video equipment.

A press release from the Department of Justice reveals Josh “allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019.” If indicted, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, with fines up to $250,000 on each count. 



 

Following his Zoom arraignment on Friday afternoon, the judge declared: "The court would likely require a third party custodian that he could reside with that would ensure compliance with the conditions of bond. It would need to be a residence where there are no minors in the home. You would need to look for somebody who could ensure to the court that there are no minors in the home or would be visiting unsupervised."

Arrested in Washington County at 1:15 pm on Thursday afternoon, April 29, Josh had allegedly "turned himself in" without incident, insiders told The Sun. The revelation comes after Josh's now-shuttered used car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas, was raided by Homeland Security in November 2019, but no charges were filed then. His parents, Jim Bob, 55, his wife Michelle, 54, and their 19 children have "known that this has been coming for weeks, and Josh has been preparing himself," sources told the outlet, adding, "They are praying together for Josh and Anna, who is standing by her husband as she always has."

The "family members are extremely concerned by what is happening and they just want to find out the truth," the source continued. "They know that this will put them in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and are stunned they are having to go through this again." The insider added: "The family will be speaking out shortly and hope this in many ways will bring them closer together and even closer to God."



 

The arrest comes after Josh's wife Anna announced the couple's seventh child with a gender reveal video just last week. In Touch Weekly uncovered a 33-page-report from Arkansas Police where Jim Bob confessed to local cops how his eldest son had fondled the breasts and genitals of his younger sisters in their sleep back in 2002. Following the allegations, Josh had confessed: "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends." But he was never charged with any crime related to the incident. His sisters Jill, 29, and Jessa, 28, also opened up to Megyn Kelly about their abuse, adding that they had forgiven their brother for what he had done.

Soon more allegations followed Josh, this time about infidelity as it came out that the former TLC star was using the adultery dating service Ashley Madison. He said: "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 has become a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife." Porn star Danica Dillon, whose real name is Ashley Johnston, also alleged Josh had sexually abused her, telling The Sun in a 2020 interview "it felt like this guy tried to kill me."

Josh, whose past crimes got his family's original reality show '19 Kids and Counting' canned from TLC, was significantly left out of the show's spin-off 'Counting On' that focused on the adult Duggar children and their families. Without reality TV money, he has allegedly struggled to keep a stable job while living with his growing family in his parents' run-down warehouse at an Arkansas property.

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