Josh Duggar Arrested (April 2021) – Update: For Owning Child Porn
About an hour ago, I learned that Josh Duggar (yes, (Link): that Josh Duggar) was arrested. The talking head on the news channel said it was yet to be determined what he was arrested for.
More updates below, including one news report that says:
“The agent said [the child porn] images allegedly found on Josh Duggar’s computer were “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine””.
Updates at Top:
Duggar allegedly downloaded child sexual abuse images online and kept material depicting sexual abuse of minors under age 12, prosecutors said.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star appeared in court Friday after being arrested by Homeland Security the day prior
By Ally Mauch and Elaine Aradillas
April 30, 2021 12:32 PM
Josh Duggar has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography.
On Friday, the former 19 Kids and Counting star appeared at the hearing at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas via Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where he was charged.
More Updates (May 5, 2021):
by Greg Hanlon and Ally Mauch
The agent said images allegedly found on Josh Duggar’s computer were “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine”
….The files were initially flagged by a police detective in Little Rock, Ark., and then allegedly traced to Duggar’s IP address on a computer at his workplace at the time, the Wholesale Motorcars dealership.
One file, according to Faulkner, depicted child sex abuse involving children ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age. Faulkner described the images as “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.”
According to Faulkner, when homeland security officials raided Duggar’s car dealership and asked to speak with him, without informing him they were investigating child pornography, Duggar “spontaneously” responded, “What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?”
…Faulkner also said Duggar had a program on his computer called “Covenant Eyes,” which the agent described as “accountability software” that monitors and reports objectionable internet use to a partner and is meant to help people with porn addictions. According to Faulkner, the program was registered to Duggar and would send reports to his wife, Anna.
But according to Faulkner, Covenant Eyes was unable to detect Duggar’s internet usage on the password-protected network he used.
Details surrounding his charges have not been released yet.
Josh Duggar is in custody in Arkansas … federal law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
The reality star was arrested Thursday by federal agents in Washington County, and he’s being held in a detention center without bail.
We’ve obtained Duggar’s mug shot, showing the former reality star posing with a bizarre smirk.
As we reported … back in November 2019, Homeland Security agents were crawling around the car dealership where Duggar works in Arkansas, raiding his office in connection to a federal probe.
Josh’s only current legal dispute, as far as we know, is a civil lawsuit filed against him for real estate fraud. It would appear his latest arrest is for something far more severe, though it’s unclear exactly why he’s been taken in.
Story developing …
If or when details are later released, I may update this post to add more links and to add those details.
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