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.” The release said that “Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019.”
“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.”
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 and apologized.
Duggar was represented by Fayetteville-based Story Law Firm, attorney Travis Story and a second attorney, Justin K. Gelfand.
Josh Duggar has been charged in a two-count indictment. He has pled not guilty to both charges and we intend to defend this case aggressively and thoroughly.
“In this country, no one can stop prosecutors from charging a crime. But when you’re accused, youcan fight back in the courtroom—and that is exactly what Josh intends to do.”
JUSTIN GELFAND, TRAVIS W. STORY AND GREG PAYNE – COUNSEL FOR JOSH DUGGAR
Back in 2015, Gawker reported that Josh appeared to have accounts on Ashley Madison, a website that helps individuals engage in extramarital affairs. He eventually admitted to cheating on Anna and said he had an addiction to pornography.
Earlier that same year, Josh issued an apology over a 2006 police report that revealed he was previously investigated for molesting five underage girls. His sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill were among the victims who came forward, but they claimed to have “moved on” from the situation.
In 2015 Josh’s father-in-law said Josh Duggar ‘found forgiveness and cleansing from Jesus Christ’.