Josh Duggar Smiles After Judge Denies Dismissal of Child Porn Case

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Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar.
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Showing solidarity. Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar placed on comfortable faces as they exited an Arkansas courthouse after a choose denied the TV character’s requests to dismiss his little one pornography case, Us Weekly can affirm.

The 19 Kids and Counting alum, 33, held onto his pregnant spouse’s hand on Monday, September 27, amid his authorized points. The couple, who’re anticipating their seventh little one collectively, had been all smiles as they had been photographed leaving the constructing.

Josh was indicted in April for receiving and possessing little one pornography following his arrest earlier that month.

“According to court documents, Joshua James Duggar, 33, allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the Western District of Arkansas stated in a press launch on the time. “Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019.”

The Counting On alum pleaded not responsible to the costs throughout his April arraignment and was launched on bond the next month. If he’s discovered responsible, Josh may withstand 20 years in jail and $250,000 in fines for every rely.

Last month, Josh’s authorized crew filed a sequence of motions with the courtroom to try to get a number of costs towards their consumer dismissed. Earlier this month, a choose set a courtroom listening to for Monday, October 4, to debate the assorted motions, together with photos that had been taken on the time of Josh’s arrest, which his attorneys need thrown out.

On Monday, 4 of Josh’s authorized crew’s 5 requests concerning the case had been denied — in keeping with courtroom paperwork obtained by Us — together with the movement to suppress statements that the TV character allegedly made to federal brokers in the course of the investigation.

The protection’s movement to dismiss the case solely primarily based on claims that investigators didn’t “preserve potentially exculpatory evidence” was additionally shut down. Josh’s legal professional’s try to suppress images taken of their consumer’s fingers and ft and the movement to dismiss the indictment as a result of of who was in cost of the Department of Homeland Security on the time was additionally denied.

The fifth movement, which requests the courtroom suppress extra proof, has but to be dominated on.

The father of six — who shares Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, and Maryella, 22 months with Anna, 33 — is ready to start pretrial proceedings on November 18, with the trial formally beginning on November 30.

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