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Supreme Court Makes Decision On Convicted Sex Offender Josh Duggar


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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected to hear an appeal from convicted sex offender Josh Duggar.

Josh Duggar, who starred in the TLC reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” was previously arrested and convicted of downloading child sexual abuse images.

The Supreme Court rejected Duggar’s appeal to overturn his conviction but did not elaborate on their decision to deny the appeal.

Duggar’s legal team filed an appeal, arguing that they “should have been able to ask about the prior sex-offense conviction of a former employee of the dealership who had used the same computer.”

Duggar is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence.

 

Here’s what The Hill reported:

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Josh Duggar, a former reality television star convicted of downloading child sexual abuse images.
Duggar was on the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” with his large family before his 2021 conviction.

The court did not elaborate on the denial, as is typical.
Federal authorities investigated after police in Little Rock, Arkansas, found child sexual abuse material was being shared by a computer traced to him. Investigators testified that images depicting the sexual abuse of children, including toddlers, were downloaded in 2019 onto a computer at a car dealership Duggar owned.

He was sentenced to 12 and one-half years in prison.
Lower courts have upheld his conviction, rejecting Duggar’s argument that his attorneys should have been able to ask about the prior sex-offense conviction of a former employee of the dealership who had used the same computer. Duggar’s attorneys did not ask the former employee to testify after the judge ruled they could not mention the prior conviction.

TLC canceled “19 Kids and Counting” in 2015 following allegations that Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter years earlier. Authorities began investigating after receiving a tip from a family friend but concluded that the statute of limitations on any possible charges had expired.

Per AP:

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Josh Duggar, a former reality television star convicted of downloading child sexual abuse images.

Duggar was on the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” with his large family before his 2021 conviction.

The court did not elaborate on the denial, as is typical.

Federal authorities investigated after police in Little Rock, Arkansas, found child sexual abuse material was being shared by a computer traced to him. Investigators testified that images depicting the sexual abuse of children, including toddlers, were downloaded in 2019 onto a computer at a car dealership Duggar owned. He was sentenced to 12 and one-half years in prison.

Lower courts have upheld his conviction, rejecting Duggar’s argument that his attorneys should have been able to ask about the prior sex-offense conviction of a former employee of the dealership who had used the same computer. Duggar’s attorneys did not ask the former employee to testify after the judge ruled they could not mention the prior conviction.



 

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