Josh Duggar has filed a movement in an Arkansas federal court docket to get out of jail on bail for his youngster pornography prices claiming he isn’t a flight threat as a result of he has ‘a widely-recognizable face.’
The previous 19 Youngsters and Counting star, 33, is dealing with prices of 1 depend of receipt of kid pornography and one depend of possession of kid pornography however has pleaded not responsible to each counts.
Duggar has now requested to be allowed to return residence to his pregnant spouse and their six kids – although a decide had beforehand dominated that he could be barred from dwelling with them if he had been to be launched on bail whereas awaiting trial.
The truth star has now argued within the court docket paperwork, filed on Tuesday and obtained by DailyMail.com, that he ‘poses no flight threat’ due to his ‘deep roots’ in the neighborhood and his ‘extensively recognizable face.’
‘We’re very unhappy about the entire thing, it is horrible. It is all very unhappy,’ Jill Duggar (proper along with her husband) stated. Josh Duggar (left) pleaded not responsible to federal youngster porn prices on Friday throughout a digital court docket listening to
Josh and Anna Duggar, and their six kids. Anna is pregnant with their seventh youngster whereas Josh is attempting to make bail
‘He was born and raised on this group and, except a stint working in politics in Washington, D.C., this has at all times been his residence,’ reads the submitting, made by his legal professionals Travis Story and Justin Gelfand.
‘Certainly, Duggar’s life— and that of his dad and mom and 18 siblings—has been largely documented on digicam and within the media.’
The submitting continues: ‘In that vein, Duggar has a widely-recognizable face and has spent the vast majority of his life within the public highlight—making any concern that he’s a threat of flight all of the extra unwarranted.’
Duggar claims that he doesn’t pose a hazard to the group and tha he has ‘totally complied’ with regulation enforcement and has no prior prison convictions.
‘[He] has recognized about this federal prison investigation since November 2019 when Homeland Safety Investigations (‘HSI’) executed a search of Duggar’s prior office,’ the submitting reads.
Duggar alleged that he has ‘maintained an open dialogue with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace in reference to this investigation’ and famous that he was permitted to ‘voluntarily self-surrender in reference to this case.’
‘Certainly, whereas youngster pornography crimes are unquestionably critical, the indictment actually doesn’t allege that Duggar personally interacted with a single youngster,’ the doc reads.
Duggar urged within the submitting that, if he isn’t permitted to return residence, he has offered the identify of a ‘third-party custodian’ with whom he can dwell the place no minor kids dwell.
He famous within the authorized doc that he’ll obey any bail situations made by the court docket whether it is granted.
After coming into his not responsible plea at a court docket in Arkansas on Friday, US Chief Justice of the Peace Choose Erin L. Wiedemann informed Duggar that if he’s launched on bond, he wouldn’t be permitted to reside in a home with kids, in accordance with a launch from the US Lawyer’s Workplace.
This might prohibit Duggar from returning to the house he lives in with spouse Anna, and their six kids, the eldest of which is simply 11 years outdated.
Choose Wiedemann suggested Duggar he must work out another residence the place he may keep whereas awaiting trial.
‘Given the character of the costs in opposition to him, the court docket would doubtless require a third-party custodian that he may reside with and that may guarantee compliance with situations of bond,’ Choose Wiedemann stated.
Wiedemann stated a probation officer would interview Duggar to find out his suitability for bail.
Duggar is accused of allegedly utilizing ‘the web to obtain youngster sexual abuse materials’.
Duggar allegedly possessed this materials, a few of which depicts the sexual abuse of kids beneath the age of 12, in Might 2019, in accordance with the US Lawyer’s workplace.
It is not clear if any of Duggar’s household would supply him lodging whereas he awaits trial.
A number of family members have spoken out since information of his arrest broke final week.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar stated they nonetheless beloved Josh and had been praying for him after his arrest
Jinger Duggar, heart, husband Jeremy Vuolo, left, who went purchasing in Hollywood on Saturday, launched a joint assertion to say they had been ‘disturbed’ to listen to in regards to the prices
Duggar’s sister Jill informed The Solar: ‘We’re very unhappy about the entire thing, it is horrible. It is all very unhappy. Josh’s spouse Anna is pregnant with their seventh youngster, I can’t think about how she is feeling.’
Jill’s husband Derick informed The Solar that ‘clearly if there may be something there associated to youngster pornography, we hope that justice is finished’.
One other of Josh’s sisters, Jinger, and her husband, Jeremy, have additionally reacted to Duggar’s prices after they had been made public Friday.
‘We’re disturbed to listen to of the costs in opposition to Josh. Whereas this case should undergo the authorized system, we wish to make it clear that we completely condemn any type of youngster abuse and totally assist the authorities and judicial course of of their pursuit of justice,’ the couple wrote in an announcement shared to Instagram.
Duggar’s dad and mom and fellow 19 Youngsters and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar additionally issued an announcement Friday.
‘We respect your continued prayers for our household presently. The accusations introduced in opposition to Joshua right this moment are very critical,’ they stated within the assertion obtained by Individuals journal.
‘It’s our prayer that the reality, it doesn’t matter what it’s, will come to mild, and that this can all be resolved in a well timed method.’
They added: ‘We love Josh and Anna and proceed to wish for his or her household.’
A trial date for his case has been set for July 6, with a pre-trial listening to scheduled for July 1.
If convicted, Duggar faces as much as 20 years of imprisonment and fines as much as $250,000 on every depend.