Republican Star Headed to Prison – Vile Crime Revealed
(UnitedVoice.com) – The Duggar family rose to fame on the television show “19 Kids and Counting” which aired on TLC for 10 seasons. It ended in 2015, when Josh Duggar, the oldest son, publicly apologized for molesting five girls, including some of his sisters. Seven years after the show’s end, he’s headed to prison after being convicted of another sex crime.
On May 25, US District Court Judge Timothy Brooks sentenced Duggar to 151 months (12+ years) and 20 years of parole supervision after a court found him guilty in December of knowing receipt and possession of child porn. The judge only sentenced him on the receipt charge, and he vacated the conviction for possession without prejudice with an agreement from the defense and prosecution. He ruled the receipt conviction already includes possession.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction.
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) May 25, 2022
Duggar’s cousin, Amy Duggar King, talked about the sentencing in a video posted on Instagram. She said she couldn’t breathe. She explained that she knew the sentence might not be as long as she’d hoped for because it was his first offense, but she’s okay with the fact that “he cannot hurt [or] exploit any more children.” King was not one of Duggar’s victims.
One of the sisters Duggar allegedly victimized, Jill, and her husband Derick Dillard, wrote a lengthy statement on their blog. Although the day was painful, the couple said they believe the judge made the right decision.
Duggar’s wife and parents haven’t made any public remarks about the sentence.
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