Josh Duggar’s family has been making news for quite some time. His parent’s hit television show, 19 Kids And Counting, was extremely popular in many countries throughout the world as it showcased what is was like to raise 19 kids. However, the show was cancelled back in 2015 when information came to light that Josh had molested some of his sisters when he was a teenager and that he also joined a popular dating website in order to cheat on his wife Anna. While the news around Josh Duggar had calmed down for a bit, he made headlines earlier this year when he was arrested for possession of child sex abuse materials on his computer. His trial was originally supposed to happen in July but was postponed until the end of November. His attorneys are currently trying to get the case dismissed due to exculpatory evidence. Here’s more information about their claims.
Federal Investigators May Not Have Preserved Exculpatory Evidence During Field Examinations
During initial investigations where three different witnesses were questioned, field investigators didn’t find any type of child sexual abuse material on their phones. Because of this, they didn’t preserve any of it. Duggar’s attorneys are arguing that the federal investigators should have preserved whatever was found on these individual’s phones as it could have actually helped them with their defense. Because of this, they want to have the case thrown out.
The Sentence Duggar Faces
Duggar was charged with two counts for possession of child sexual abuse material. If convicted, he could face up to 40 years in prison. In addition to this, he could also have to pay a fine of $250,000 for each count that he’s convicted on.
The judge presiding over the case has not yet made a decision as to whether or not the case will be dismissed. Duggar’s legal team also recently filed another motion to have the case dismissed because they don’t think that all of the individuals that have been involved in the case were properly appointed. If all of these attempts to get the case dismissed don’t work, the trial will start on November 30, 2021 if there are no further delays.