Before His Scandals Duggar Worked For Anti-LGBTQ Group

Josh Duggar charged for receiving and possessing child pornography
Josh Duggar (mug shot)

Josh Duggar, formerly of TLC’s reality TV series 19 Kids and Counting, has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.

NBC Washington reports the United States Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Arkansas has issued a statement that Duggar “allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material.”

According to the indictment, some time in May 2019 Duggar knowingly possessed images of child pornography which included “images of minors under the age of 12.”

The 33-year-old was arrested Thursday on one count of receiving a child pornographic photo and one count of possessing a child pornographic photo. Duggar has pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

If convicted Duggar faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines for each count. His trial date has been set for July 6.

Duggar will remain in custody until his detention hearing on May 5. If he is released on bond, Judge Erin Wiedermann has already requested Duggar should have a third-party custodian. Additionally, wherever he is housed “must be devoid of minor children.”

That last point is especially notable as Josh Duggar and his wife, Anna, have six children and are reportedly expecting their seventh.

19 Kids and Counting was cancelled in 2015 amid the revelations that Josh had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter.

Duggar issued a public statement at the time apologizing and expressing his “deep regret.” He also resigned from his position as a lobbyist with the virulently anti-LGBTQ organization, the Family Research Council.

A year later internet sleuths discovered he had an Ashley Madison account where folks apparently hook up for sex while cheating on their spouses. Duggar publicly admitted to having a pornography addition and apologized saying he was “so ashamed of the double life that I have been living.”

This was all, of course, while he espoused holier-than-thou Christian platitudes.

(source: NBC Washington)

1 thought on “Before His Scandals Duggar Worked For Anti-LGBTQ Group”

  1. Go figure that he is a republitard, trump supporter who is a child rapist. Hopefully with any luck someone will rearrange the smirk from his face and that he does a Epstein with the help from others if you know what I mean!

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