The Columbus Dispatch

TV start Duggar convicted of child porn possession


FAYETTEVIL­LE, Ark. – A federal jury in Arkansas on Thursday convicted former reality TV star Josh Duggar of downloadin­g and possessing child pornograph­y.

The jury in Fayettevil­le found the 33year-old Duggar guilty on one count each of receiving and possessing child pornograph­y. He faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for each count when he’s sentenced at a later date.

Duggar and his large Arkansas family starred on TLC’S “19 Kids and Counting” until the network canceled the show in 2015 following allegation­s that he had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. Authoritie­s began investigat­ing the abuse claims in 2006 after receiving a tip from a family friend but concluded that the statute of limitation­s on any possible charges had expired.

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