Josh Duggar has been billed with receiving and possessing little one pornography subsequent his arrest on Thursday, April 29.

“According to courtroom documents, Joshua James Duggar, 33, allegedly employed the world-wide-web to download little one sexual abuse material,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office environment in the Western District of Arkansas claimed in a press launch on Friday, April 30. “Duggar allegedly possessed this substance, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children beneath the age of 12, in Could 2019.”

Duggar pleaded not guilty to the rates in the course of his arraignment on Friday. He is continue to becoming held with out bond but can request to be unveiled for the duration of a listening to established for May well 5. His demo is scheduled to commence July 6, with pretrial proceedings starting 5 times previously. If convicted, he faces up to 20 a long time in prison and $250,000 in fines for each individual count.

The previous 19 Young children and Counting star, 33, was taken into custody and put on a federal maintain at the Washington County jail in Arkansas. He was detained with no bond.

Josh Duggar. Patsy Lynch/Shutterstock

The news broke just days after his wife, Anna Duggar, introduced that the pair are anticipating their seventh youngster. They share 6 small children together: Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 9, Marcus, 7, Meredith, 5, Mason, 3, and Maryella, 17 months.

Anna, 32, revealed their hottest pregnancy news in an Instagram put up on Friday, April 23. “It’s a Woman!!!!!” she wrote. “We are overjoyed to announce newborn seven is on the way and we just can’t hold out to keep her in our arms this fall!”

When a commenter questioned her if Josh even worked to assistance the pair’s big relatives, Anna clapped again, “Yes, my partner is a diligent worker and gives very well for our family members.”

The Duggars wed in 2008 immediately after relationship for just about a year. In May 2015, InTouch Weekly acquired a law enforcement report alleging that Josh had molested 5 underage women involving 2002 and 2003, when he was 14 and 15 decades old. He responded to the accusations in a statement posted to his family’s Facebook website page.

Anna and Josh Duggar’s Relationship Timeline
Josh Duggar. Washington County Police Dept.

“Twelve several years back, as a younger teen, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” he claimed at the time. “I hurt others, which include my family and near pals. I confessed this to my mom and dad who took a number of ways to enable me handle the situation. We spoke with the authorities wherever I confessed my wrongdoing, and my mother and father organized for me and these affected by my actions to acquire counseling. I comprehended that if I ongoing down this erroneous highway that I would conclusion up ruining my lifetime.”

A few months later on, Josh confessed to dishonest on Anna immediately after his name appeared in a facts breach for the courting web-site Ashley Madison, which caters to people in associations trying to get to have affairs.

“I have been the most important hypocrite at any time,” Josh stated in a statement at the time. “While espousing religion and spouse and children values, I have secretly over the previous quite a few yrs been viewing pornography on the web and this turned a mystery dependancy and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double lifetime that I have been residing and am grieved for the harm, soreness and shame my sin has caused my wife and spouse and children, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess religion in Him.”

Josh, who is the eldest kid of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, then entered a 6-thirty day period rehab method at a religion-based cure facility.

“We are so thankful for all people who worked with Josh in this application,” the loved ones mentioned in a March 2016 statement. “It was a important very first phase in recovery and healing for Josh. Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue skilled counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his spouse and children.”

Following his release from the facility, Josh started marriage counseling with Anna. “It is not effortless and some days are quite complicated,” the few wrote on their site in May 2016. “It is a extended highway to rebuild believe in and a truly wholesome partnership. We are incredibly grateful for God’s forgiveness, grace and enable, as it is our power and information to rebuilding our life. As the foreseeable future unfolds, we are getting one particular day at a time and we are grateful for your continued prayers for each of us and our sweet kids.”

With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez

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