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THE SHOCKING CASE AGAINST JOSH

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HIS INDICTMENT IN APRIL ON CHILD PORNOGRAPH­Y CHARGES COULD SEND THE OLDEST DUGGAR SIBLING TO PRISON FOR UP TO YEARS

Federal agents descended on the Springdale, Arkansas, home that Josh shares with his wife, Anna, and their six kids on April 29 and arrested him on charges of downloadin­g and possessing child pornograph­y, some of which allegedly featured children under 12 years old. The Homeland Security agent who viewed the graphic videos on Josh’s seized computers and mobile phone described them as among the “top five of the worst of the worst” that he has ever examined. An Arkansas judge agreed to let Josh live with a family friend until his trial in November. Despite the charges against Josh, Jim Bob and Michelle “very much stand by their son”, says a source, who notes that Jim Bob is supporting his son financiall­y and paying his mounting legal bills. Anna, who is due to give birth to Josh’s seventh child any day now, “is standing by him, too”.

 ?? ?? TROUBLED FATHER “I’ve been the biggest hypocrite ever,” said Josh (left, in his Apr. 29 mug shot; right, with wife Anna and their kids in 2020) after admitting he had an addiction to pornograph­y.
TROUBLED FATHER “I’ve been the biggest hypocrite ever,” said Josh (left, in his Apr. 29 mug shot; right, with wife Anna and their kids in 2020) after admitting he had an addiction to pornograph­y.

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