Dec 10, 2021 - News

Josh Duggar found guilty in child porn case

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Josh Duggar at CPAC in 2015. Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images

A jury found the former "19 Kids and Counting" star and Springdale resident guilty after two days of deliberations.

What happened: Duggar was found guilty yesterday of receiving and possessing child porn. He faces up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000 on each of the two counts, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Background: U.S. Marshals arrested Duggar in April. Reports had surfaced in November 2019 that federal authorities had served a search warrant at the address of a used-car dealership, Wholesale Motorcars, run by Duggar.

  • Prosecutors said child porn was repeatedly downloaded on a computer at the car dealership.

Flashback: TLC canceled "19 Kids and Counting" in 2015 after reports surfaced that Josh Duggar inappropriately touched underage girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Zoom out: Josh Duggar's father, Jim Bob Duggar, is running for the State Senate District 7 seat that was recently vacated by Lance Eads and covers parts of Springdale, Elkins and Goshen.

What's next: A sentencing date has not been set yet, but KNWA reports it will be in about four months.

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