According to reports, the 33 year-old former reality TV star, Josh Duggar, who was on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, was arrested by police on Thursday and held without bail.
Josh, the oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and is married to Anna, who is currently expecting their seventh child.
The charges were not read out at the arraignment, by request of Duggar’s Lawyers. But, Duggar has pleaded not guilty. According to E! News, through an indictment they obtained, “the grand jury charged Josh with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography in 2019. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Josh faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines up to $250,000.00 on each count.o details have been given as to why he was arrested.”
In 2015, a police report from 2009 came to light that stated Josh was accused of molesting 5 girls when he was 14. His sisters Jill and Jessa revealed themselves as two of his victims. After this came to light, TLC canceled the family’s show. In 2015, a hack of the Ashley Madison site revealed that Josh Duggar had been using the site, where married people look for affairs. Duggar admitted to being unfaithful to his wife and also having a porn addiction. According to E! News, it seems Duggar has removed the line about porn addiction from the 2015 apology.
It’s a GIRL!!!!!
We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms this fall! pic.twitter.com/sFokoh6TBH
— Anna Duggar (@Anna_Duggar) April 24, 2021