Josh Duggar To Be Released On Bond Amid Child Pornography Charges



19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar will reportedly be on on Thursday, May 6, after a hearing on Wednesday, May 5.

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will be released to home confinement at pastor LaCount Reber and Maria Reber‘s home but will be permitted to visit his children as long as his wife, Anna Duggar is present. He cannot be around other children and will be monitored by a GPS. The only reasons Duggar can leave is for work, legal appointments, medical care and to visit the kids. 

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Duggar was arrested on Thursday, April 29, in Arkansas on and was detained without bail. In his arraignment hearing on Friday, April 30, Duggar’s attorney entered a not guilty plea and waived his rights to have the charges read aloud.

The arrest stems from a incident in 2019. Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Gerald Faulkner alleged that Duggar downloaded files depicting child sex abuse on May 14, 15 and 16 of 2019, which were flagged by a police detective in Little Rock, Ark., and then allegedly traced to Duggar’s IP address on a computer at his then-workplace at the Wholesale Motorcars dealership, as previously reported by OK!

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“What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?” Duggar allegedly responded when homeland security officals raided his car dealership and asked to speak with him, according to Faulkner. “I’d rather not answer that question,” Duggar allegedly said when asked if he had seen or had child abuse material in his possession. 

Duggar allegedly had a “Covenant Eyes,” program on his computer which is an “accountability software” to monitor and report objectable internet use to a partner, which was meant to send reports to Anna but allegedly was unable to detect the illegal internet usage on the password-protected network Duggar used, according to Faulkner. 

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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, you can fight back in the courtroom — and that is exactly what Josh intends to do,” Duggar’s attorneys, Justin Gelfand, Travis W. Story and Greg Payne, said in a statement. 

The couple share six children, Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 9, Marcus, 7, Meredith, 5, Mason, 3, and Maryella, 17 months. Anna is also expecting their seventh child.

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