Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Judge Rejects Motion to Block ‘Josh Duggar Photos’ During Child Porn Trial

A judge has rejected a motion to block photos of Josh Duggar’s hands and feet appearing during his upcoming child porn trial.

US District Judge Victor Marrero denied the motion, ABC News reported, arguing that the social media posts in question were public records.

Some of the photos in question included him taking the tip he told authorities he discovered on Ashley Madison and tweeting that he would be keeping his “short-sleeved shirts.”

On Monday, Duggar’s lawyers filed the motion in an effort to prevent the prosecutors from using the posts, which they argued they would use in their case.

Marrero’s decision means that Duggar will be allowed to photograph his hands and feet at the trial, which begins on 11 October.

The posts were apparently made in response to a complaint from Duggar’s former wife, Anna, who was reportedly angry at him for two reasons.

One was that he planned to reveal a picture of his hands and feet with the number “910030” on them because they belonged to Anna’s wedding ring.

The other was that he was allegedly trying to sign on to Ashley Madison, the adultery website, which Anna had banned him from using.

Duggar, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing child pornography in July 2015. He entered a guilty plea to one count. He was later released on bond and served a few months in a halfway house.

That same month, Duggar and Anna revealed they were separating after years of marriage. Since then, he has been attending treatment programs for cheating.

Anna, who has two children with Duggar, divorced him in late 2017.

Duggar, who has taken a leave of absence from his family’s show, Counting On, was briefly featured at the end of Season 2, which aired in February and May. His brother, Jim Bob, broke the news to the Duggar family via video conferencing and later took to Facebook Live to confirm that Anna and their children were waiting for him.

In October, Josh Duggar will be appearing in court in the sentencing phase of his sex crimes case. If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison.

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