Former American TV personality, Josh Duggar has been sentenced to a Twelveissued today (12) and a half-prison sentence after being found guilty of child pornography charges.
The twelve and a half prison sentence which is equivalent to 151 months was pronounced today in the Western District of Federal Court in Fayetteville.
Josh Duggar was convicted five(5) months ago for receiving and possessing child pornography.
It has emerged that one of the charges against him was dropped after the presiding Judge, Timothy L Brooks noted “noted that possession is a lesser included offense of the receipt of child pornography.”
Josh Duggar’s legal team still insists that Duggar is innocent of all the charges and would appeal and thus presented more than 20 objections to the sentencing report.
Two months ago, Duggar’s legal team filed a motion requesting a delay in the sentencing which was scheduled to take place on April 5 to enable them “provide additional time to pursue additional information and documentation” and added that COVID made it “more difficult scheduling meetings with Duggar than during ordinary times.”
On 24th March, the judge granted the motion and moved the sentencing to May 25.
In attendance today at the court were Josh’s wife, Anna Duggar, his dad Jim Bob Duggar Josh’s sister Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth and brother Jason Duggar.
Josh Duggar found guilty in child pornography case
Before the guilty verdict in December, federal authorities said they began investigating Duggar after a Little Rock police detective found child porn files were being shared by a computer traced to Duggar. A federal agent testified last year that images depicting the sexual abuse of children, including toddlers, were downloaded in 2019 onto a computer at a car dealership Duggar owned.
The trial, originally scheduled for July, was postponed to November. A jury was seated in the case on November 30 and saw testimony from computer analysts on both sides and a family friend who testified that Duggar admitted to molesting four young girls in 2003.