Josh Duggar‘s newest authorized state of affairs is simply starting.
On Friday, April 30, an arraignment of the 33-year-old actuality star was carried out through Zoom in federal courtroom, Western District of Arkansas.
Though the 2 costs introduced towards Duggar weren’t learn, per the request of his attorneys, he pleaded not responsible on each counts. Duggar is predicted to stay in custody pending an upcoming courtroom date on Could 5. One stipulation the decide requested is for Duggar to have a third-party custodian, ought to he be launched on bond. Additionally, the residence the place he would keep should be devoid of minor kids.
On April 29, federal brokers arrested the previous 19 Children and Counting star, and U.S. Marshals positioned him in custody on the Washington County Detention Middle, in accordance with authorized information obtained by E! Information. No bail was set on the time. The FBI had no remark to E! Information following the arrest.
However in accordance with an indictment obtained by E! Information, the grand jury charged Josh with receipt of kid pornography and possession of kid pornography in 2019. In line with a press launch from the Division of Justice, Josh faces as much as 20 years of imprisonment and fines as much as $250,000.00 on every rely.
“We intend to defend this case aggressively and totally,” Josh’s lawyer mentioned in a press release to E! Information. “On this nation, nobody can cease prosecutors from charging a criminal offense. However once you’re accused, you may struggle again within the courtroom—and that’s precisely what Josh intends to do.”
The Duggar household additionally launched a press release that learn, “We admire your continued prayers for our household presently. The accusations introduced towards Joshua at this time are very critical. It’s our prayer that the reality, it doesn’t matter what it’s, will come to gentle, and that it will all be resolved in a well timed method. We love Josh and Anna and proceed to hope for his or her household.”
Josh, who’s expecting his seventh baby together with his spouse Anna Duggar, has confronted prison accusations up to now however has by no means been charged earlier than.