Seth Udinski, FISM News
An update has emerged on the saddening development surrounding 33-year-old conservative celebrity Joshua Duggar and his recent arrest on charges of possession of child pornography. Duggar, the former star of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and a once a prominent Christian representative in the media, was arrested last week for possession of downloaded child pornography and subsequently held in police custody.
This past week, Duggar was released from the Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas. He has been placed under house arrest at a location away from his pregnant wife and six children. He will be prohibited from using any internet technology until the investigation discovers the extent of the pornographic media in his possession. Dugger’s contact with children has also been restricted as he awaits trial, since this is not the first time he has been involved in a sexual abuse case against minors.
According to Fox News, the investigative team reported that the erotic images in Duggar’s possession were shocking and extensive. Investigators found more than 200 pornographic images of children. Other reports claim some of the images depicted children under the age of 12.
Duggar pleaded not guilty to the charges. If he is convicted, he could face up to twenty years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.