Josh Duggar, who lobbied for blocking porn access, found GUILTY in child porn case

'Former face of (anti-porn, anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion) Family Research Council, Josh Duggar, was today convicted for child sexual abuse imagery'


                            Josh Duggar, who lobbied for blocking porn access, found GUILTY in child porn case
Josh Duggar was found guilty in the child pornography case (Instagram)

After days of trial, the verdict in Josh Duggar child pornography case was finally delivered on Thursday, December 9. The father of seven 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. While the sentencing will be announced in another four months, Duggar can face up to 20 years in prison and a penalty of up to $250,000 for each count of his charges. 

Meanwhile, a lot of 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 devised ways to bypass the porn-alert program on his system that sent a report of his Internet activities to his wife Anna. 

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Duggar was accused of a wide range of crimes around child pornography and downloaded hundreds of horrific child abuse images and videos, including the video of a "three-month-old being sexually abused and tortured."

MEAWW had previously reported that he was arrested on April 29 this year and was indicted by a grand jury alleging that he knowingly received child porn files. In mid-May, investigators found a stockpile of disturbing images and videos including that of two girls, aged seven and nine, being "penetrated" by an adult male. Another bulk download featured 65 images of a girl, aged seven, posing nude, exposing her genitals, and then being put in a dog kennel, the prosecution alleged. 

The latest update about him being the Executive Director of FRC where he actively advocated against free access to pornography, has sparked ample reactions among the public who are slamming his hypocrisy. "Worth reminding y'all that Josh Duggar was E.D. of the nutso right wing Family Research Council. Turns out they were running a child sex trafficking business from their basement," Democrat political strategist Rachel Bitecofer claimed. 

"Josh Duggar, the former Executive Director of FRC Action, a Christian Nationalist advocacy group affiliated with the Family Research Council and with deep ties to White Evangelical politicians, convicted over child-sex abuse images," American Atheist president Nick Fish tweeted.

Activist Violet Blue noted, "Important to note that former face of (anti-porn, anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion) Family Research Council, Josh Duggar, was today convicted for child sexual abuse imagery."

Another user tweeted, "Josh Duggar is a Family Research Council Executive Director and FRC Board Member. FRC is one of the most prominent social conservative organizations in the US. They support "conservative family values". Now you know what these "family values" mean."