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Josh Duggar says he’s too recognizable to be flight risk in child porn case

Ex-reality TV star Josh Duggar is asking to be freed on bail pending his child porn case –claiming that he’s too recognizable to be a flight risk, in accordance to court docket paperwork filed Tuesday.

Protection attorneys for the previous “19 Youngsters and Counting” star filed a movement in Western District Court docket of Arkansas arguing that he ought to be launched at his bond listening to on Wednesday.

Duggar, 33, has been held behind bars since Thursday, when he was busted by the feds for allegedly downloading kiddie porn — together with some involving youngsters beneath the age of 12 — in Could 2019.

In requesting bail, attorneys famous that Duggar’s life and that of his dad and mom and 18 siblings has been “largely documented on digicam and in the media,” referring to the hit TLC present.

“In that vein, Duggar has a widely-recognizable face and has spent nearly all of his life in the general public highlight—making any concern that he’s a risk of flight all of the extra unwarranted,” they wrote.

Josh Duggar being booked into Washington County Jail after his arrest on child pornography charges.
Josh Duggar being booked into Washington County Jail after his arrest on child pornography expenses.
Washington Co. Sheriff’s Workplace

Additionally they argued that Duggar has no earlier legal convictions, has cooperated with authorities and self-surrendered — and that he has “deep ties” to the Arkansas neighborhood the place he was raised and at the moment lives.

The attorneys wrote that Duggar had identified about this legal investigation since November 2019, when Homeland Safety brokers raided his now-shuttered used automobile dealership in Springdale, Ark.

The costs towards Duggar stem from “alleged conduct involving a desktop laptop” on the enterprise, the submitting states.

Former "19 Kids and Counting" reality star Josh Duggar has entered a not guilty plea on the charges he's facing.
Former “19 Youngsters and Counting” actuality star Josh Duggar has entered a not responsible plea on the fees he’s dealing with.
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“Duggar didn’t flee the district or the nation” after the raid, it says, “In stark distinction, he continued to assist his spouse and 6 youngsters whereas residing in this district and, by authorized counsel, he maintained an open line of communication with the Authorities.”

Duggar — whose spouse is pregnant with their seventh child — pleaded not responsible on Friday to one depend every of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Josh Duggar, then-executive director of the Family Research Council, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.
Due to his time on TV, Josh Duggar claims he’s too recognizable to be a flight risk.
Brian Frank/Reuters

The fact present documenting the lifetime of Duggar’s Christian fundamentalist household was canceled in 2015 — after molestation allegations towards Duggar from 2003 surfaced in the press.

He was accused of sexually abusing 5 underage women, together with 4 of his sisters, whereas an adolescent, however was by no means charged over these allegations.

The Duggar and Dillard families Duggar Family from "19 Kids and Counting."
The present that adopted the household ran from 2008-2015
Discovery Communications

If convicted of the child-porn raps, Duggar faces up to 20 years in jail and fines of up to $500,000. He’s being held on the Washington County Detention Middle.

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