Reality TV star Josh Duggar charged with possessing child pornography

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar arrested and jailed in Arkansas

4/30/2021 7:10:00 PM

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar arrested and jailed in Arkansas

Josh Duggar, the former reality TV star from TLC's '19 Kids and Counting,' will remain in custody until a May 5 detention hearing.

ByKait HansonJosh Duggar, the former reality TV star from TLC's"19 Kids and Counting," has been charged by indictment in Arkansas for receipt and possession of child pornography.A release from the United States Attorney's Office of the Western District of Arkansas stated Duggar"allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material."

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Duggar had his first appearance before in court via Zoom on Friday morning, after being arrested in northwest Arkansas Thursday by federal authorities."One stipulation Judge Wiedermann requested is for Duggar to have a third-party custodian should he be released on bond,"

KNWA,a local news broadcaster in Northwest Arkansas, reported."Also, the residence where he would stay must be devoid of minor children."If convicted, Duggar faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines up to $250,000 on each count.Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda.

Kris Connor / Getty ImagesDuggar was held at the Washington County jail after being arrested Thursday afternoon by U.S. marshals, according to the jail website. Late Thursday, a representative from Washington County Sheriff's office told TODAY that Duggar was being held for another agency with no bond.

Duggar, 33, starred on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” until it was pulled from the network in 2015 over revelations Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s parents said he had confessed to the fondling andapologized.“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,” Josh said in a May 2015 statement.

Later that year, Duggar apologized for aon his wife, Anna, after it was uncovered he had an Ashley Madison account, which facilitates extramarital affairs."I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," his statement, posted onthe Duggar family's official website

, read."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."After checking himself into a rehabilitation center, Duggar's mom, Michelle, posted on her blog"it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."

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Josh and Anna Duggar have six children: Mackynzie Renee, 11; Michael, 9; Marcus, 7; Meredith, 5; Mason, 3; and Maryella, 17 months.Just days before his arrest,that the couple was expecting their 7th child, a girl. Read more: »

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Of course he was. Yuk Can we now stop giving attention to this awful family? 6 years ago he molested his sisters & a babysitter & the parents tried to hide it. The parents helped enable him because they said he touched them mostly on top of their clothes. A sister saying calling him a pedophile was overboard. What a family. Never liked them.

I believe in prayer but you can’t pray pedophilia out. He was a predator when he molested his sisters and he is predator today. Those that thump the Bible the loudest are those with the biggest sin. How proud his parents must be right now. Who's surprised here. He should have bren in Jail years ago and his parents too. They knew all that was going on and did nothing.

Keep that scum there! shockednotshocked He is an awful, awful person 🤮

Josh Duggar, former reality TV star, charged with child porn possessionJoshua James Duggar, the 33-year-old former star of the popular reality TV show '19 Kids and Counting,' appeared in federal court on Friday to face criminal charges that he received and possessed child pornography, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Wasn’t this man charged for molesting his sister? Are we all really that surprised? “BRING US BACK OUR WOODEN GALLOWS” I'm guessing he couldnt afford trips to Little Kid Island, but I wonder if him and Maxine operated in similar circles. prosecute to the fullest extent Can you please stop giving this sick twisted family airtime.

Finally Isn't he the one that raped/molested his sister/s? About time!

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Speak Out After Son Josh Arrested on Child Pornography ChargesJim Bob & Michelle Duggar Speak Out After Son Josh Arrested on Child Pornography Charges (via JustJared) JustJared Dude get you a lady that looks at you like this ! JustJared Looking😍😍 at how obliged and indebted I am feeling towards you right now, I have realized that kindness is actually one of the greatest weapons any person can ever have. Thank you LISATOWNSENDC JustJared This entire family is terrible

Josh Duggar charged with possessing child pornography: DOJJosh Duggar, the eldest son from the reality TV show '19 Kids and Counting,' has been charged with possession of and receiving child pornography, the Justice Department announced on Friday. Duggar was arrested on Thursday by U.S. Marshals in Arkansas and booked at the Washington County jail. Duggar is accused of downloading child sexual abuse material, some of which depicts children younger than 12, and having it in his possession in May of 2019, according to the indictment.

Josh Duggar Charged With Receiving And Possessing Child PornographyThe conservative reality star could face up to 20 years in prison. The ‘best people’ Hypocrites unsurprised That mugshot makes me physically ill.

Josh Duggar Prohibited From Seeing His Six Kids Amid Child Porn CaseJosh Duggar will be prohibited from reuniting with wife Anna and their six children amid his child pornography chase. I'd hope so. Never show him again til he’s convicted and in state prison for 10 years. Please guys Is this the same Duggar or another one who was molesting his sister?