Do you know who Josh Duggar is? He is the eldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. He became famous because of the TV show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC. But recently it was announced that Josh Duggar got arrested in Arkansas. This was because of his involvement in the case of child pornography. He was already known to have abused underage girls when he was a teenager. But no case was filed against him at that time. You can find all the details of Duggar news here.
What Does Josh Duggar Do for A Living?
Josh Duggar is a well-known American TV personality and a political activist. He is thirty-three years old now. Also, he is from Tontitown, Arkansas, the U.S. He appeared in the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. The life of his parents with their nineteen kids was shown in the program. Josh Duggar’s family also appeared in many episodes. That is why he became a famous television personality.
What Happened to Josh Duggar?
In May 2015 there was an announcement in the newspapers that Jim Bob Duggar has revealed to his police about Josh Duggar’s act of molesting five underage girls when he was aged 14 and 15. Also, four or five of the victims were Duggar’s siblings. Jim Bob Duggar learned in March 2002 that his son has touched his sisters at inappropriate places while they were asleep. His son also confessed to his actions so Jim Bob Duggar disciplined him at his home.
Disturbing details have emerged about Josh Duggar's arrest on child porn charges. The former 19 Kids and Counting star was charged with receiving & possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. https://t.co/AdWmrTBVjH— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) April 30, 2021
But in 2003 the parents learned about additional incidents of abuse committed by Josh Duggar. He received counseling from the church and also was sent to do physical labor away from home. Then in the same year, Jim Duggar decided to talk to his friend James W. Hutchens who was an Arkansas State Trooper. This was the first time the family decided to share the news with the law enforcement authority. Hutchens gave a stern talk to Duggar and did not further the case. But according to Arkansas law, he has to call Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline when learning of a sexual abuse incident.
On April 29, 2021, the US Marshals arrested Duggar charging him with receiving and possessing child pornography. It was revealed that he got the videos in 2019. All the pornographic videos in Duggar’s possession were said to be the worst of the worst ever examined by the authorities.
Where Is Josh Duggar Now?
After his arrest, Duggar got booked in the Washington County Jail. Then in 2021, he pleaded not guilty and he is going to fight back in the courtroom. But the Judge claimed that if he was going to jail, he has to be in a residence where there must be no minors. Duggar’s children were all under eleven and his wife was carrying his seventh child at that time. So, he was only permitted to see his children in the presence of his wife. If he gets convicted, he could get up to 20 years in federal prison and also up to a $250,000 fine.
Please read our family statement regarding our TLC show: http://t.co/TWgeqhmWDm— The Duggar Family (@duggarfam) July 16, 2015
Josh Duggar has become the most hated person because of his actions in the US. Many people are talking about him on social media pages as his case has become the biggest scandal.