Josh Duggar ultimately sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in child pornography case

Josh Duggar ultimately sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in child pornography case
(Source: NBC News)
  • Josh Duggar is an American TV character, political extremist, and previously utilized auto, salesman
  • He was arrested in Arkansas on child pornography charges back in December 2021
  • Duggar is jailed for more than 12 years on Wednesday, May 25

Josh Duggar, 34 is sentenced to more than 12 years on Wednesday, May 25, after being found guilty in a child pornography case.

The former reality tv star was arrested in Arkansas on child pornography charges back in December 2021.

Homeland Security agent Gerald Faulkner discovered last May that Duggar had  downloaded torrent files that included, “a series of child sexual abuse material involving minor children ranging from about 18 months of age to 12 years of age.”

Jodh Duggar is sentenced to more than 12 years on the child pornography charges
Josh Duggar is jailed for more than 12 years on child pornography charges (Source: KFSM)

This is not the first time, the reality star involved in a legal battle.

In 2015, his TCL show “19 Kids and Counting” was canceled after he allegedly molested teen girls including two of his sisters, Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard.

Also read “Amy Duggar Suggests Anna Duggar To Divorce Child Abuser Josh Duggar”

How many years did Josh Duggar sentence for?

According to legal documents obtained by USA TODAY, the “19 Kids and Counting” star was convicted to 151 months in prison and almost $50,100 fined.

Similarly, he is forbidden to have contact with minors without supervision during his 20 years of post-release parole supervision. The star had requested a sentence of only 5 years while prosecutors pushed for the maximum sentence of 20 years.

Josh Duggar
His wife Anna Duggar (source: Instagram)

Also read “Amy Duggar Is Against Josh Duggar Ahead of Child Porn Sentencing”

After the hearing, U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks described the materials Josh was convicted of downloading as “horrific and sick.”

In addition, Brooks called him, “the sickest of the sick” who has the guts to look at pornography with such young children.

Short bio on Josh Duggar

Josh Duggar is an American TV character, political extremist, and previously utilized auto salesman. He is popular for his appearances on the unscripted tv demonstration 19 Kids and Counting which concentrates on the life of the Duggar family. See more…