Josh Duggar child pornography trial: Everything to know
The ’19 Kids and Counting’ alum is facing two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography
After years of appearing in the reality show, Duggar made headlines in 2015 when news broke that he reportedly molested a number of young girls, including his sisters.
Now, he will face a judge on charges brought against him in April after allegedly possessing images of young children.
How much time could he face?
If convicted on all counts, Duggar faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 on each count.
Fines could total $500,000.
It’s currently unclear who may take the stand during the trial, but an attorney said that Duggar’s father Jim Bob may do so.
During a pre-trial hearing earlier this month, Justin Gelfand said on behalf of the defense that Jim Bob, 56, “may testify.” Reps for the former reality star did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment at the time.
Less than two weeks ago, Duggar received a small victory when Brooks denied the prosecution’s motion to allow a statement Duggar made on Facebook in 2015 in which he admitted to his pornography addiction as evidence.
Duggar was never previously charged with any crimes, but he was accused of molesting a number of young women, some being his younger sisters.
TLC pulled “19 Kids and Counting” in 2015 over revelations that Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s parents said he confessed to the fondling and apologized.