Story at a glance

  • Josh Duggar is going on trial in Arkansas for alleged child pornography.
  • Duggar is facing federal charges on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.
  • No phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed in the courtroom for the trial.

Josh Duggar’s child pornography trial began on Tuesday in Fayetteville, Ark.

Duggar is facing federal charges on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography, with prosecutors alleging that Duggar was in possession of 200 or more images showing the sexual abuse of children ranging from toddlers to 12-year-olds. 

He has pleaded not guilty.


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U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks previously ordered that no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed in the courtroom.

"Members of the public and the media are prohibited from entering the courthouse with cellular phones, recording devices or any other type of electronic device, such as laptop computers or tablets," the order stated.

Duggar and his extended family were the subject of the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting,” which was removed from air in 2015 after it was revealed that Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter when he was a teenager. 


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Published on Nov 30, 2021