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Supreme Court rejects Josh Duggar’s appeal in child porn case

Josh Duggar was out of luck.

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by a disgraced former reality star who was convicted of child pornography. Per Fox.

Duggar, 36, was trying to vacate his 12-year prison sentence, which he is expected to serve until 2032.

The Supreme Court has rejected Josh Duggar’s appeal. AP
The court announced it would deny Duggar’s petition. Reuters
The former Christian lobbyist was convicted in 2021 of possessing child pornography. Reuters

The father of seven was arrested in April 2021 after federal authorities found child pornography on his work computer.

The trial took place seven months later and he was found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography.

The Arkansas jury reached its verdict after seven hours of deliberation, during which they were subjected to graphic testimony about Duggar’s alleged penchant for child pornography.

Duggar was convicted of one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. Toby Canham/News License/MEGA
Duggar is scheduled for release in 2032. AP

Department of Justice agent James Fottrell alleged that Duggar downloaded obscene videos of a 3-month-old baby girl.

“The baby is screaming. This is one of the most disturbing videos I’ve ever seen in my career,” Fottrell said.

Dugger’s lawyers argued that someone downloaded the offensive material onto his computer.

His wife, Anna, continued to support him throughout the trial and sentencing. Getty Images
The couple have seven children.
Duggar worked as a lobbyist for conservative Christian groups. Reuters

In May 2022, he was sentenced to 151 months in prison, eight years less than the maximum 20-year sentence he was facing.

Josh and his wife, Anna, with whom he has seven children, were by his side throughout the trial and sentencing.

Duggar rose to fame as the eldest child on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” which features his parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and many of their children.

Josh and his family rose to fame on the show “19 Kids and Counting.” ©Discovery Channel/Provided by Ever
The show followed the Duggar family and their Christian values. TLC
The family was recently the subject of a major documentary series. ©TLC/Courtesy of the Everett Collection

But the show fell apart when reports came to light that Josh had sexually abused five girls, including several sisters, when they were minors.

The Duggar spinoff show was canceled after Josh was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

The documentary series, “Shiny Happy People: Secrets of the Duggar Family,” discussed the family’s membership in a controversial Christian sect and how they responded to Josh’s sexual abuse allegations.

The Duggar parents were accused of covering up Josh’s disturbing and illegal behavior for years, and they later slammed the series, calling it “sad” and “sensational.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the issues discussed in this article, please call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-330-0226.

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