Josh Duggar Has Been Granted Bail With Many Restrictions As He Awaits Trial in ‘Worst of the Worst’ Child Porn Case

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On April 29, former “19 Kids and Counting” cast member Josh Duggar was arrested and sent to jail on two serious charges: receiving and possessing child pornography.

According to the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas, Duggar “allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material.” He pled not guilty to the charges.

The latest on the case: Duggar has been granted bail—but he has many restrictions he needs to follow.

As he awaits trial in what’s being deemed the “worst of the worst” child porn case, Duggar must stay with friends of his parents (which is a pastor and his wife) in confinement. He will also be subdued to electric monitoring and can’t leave for any reason other than work, church, doctor’s appointments, meetings with his lawyer and court appearances. Officials even took away any way he can check the internet and has been forbidden from viewing or possessing any type of pornography.

While he is able to see his six children, pregnant wife Anna must also be in attendance to supervise, and certainly no other minor children, including his siblings, nieces and nephews.

The judge made sure to remind him “how serious these charges are” and that the evidence against him was “significant.”

Josh’s jury trial is scheduled to begin July 6 with a pre-trial conference on July 1.

This is not the first time Duggar has faced significant charges like this. He was arrested for molesting five young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teen in 2002 and 2003. Additionally, in 2015, Josh was caught cheating on Anna in the Ashley Madison leak scandal. Lastly, he was sued in 2019 for real estate fraud and lost the case.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! What do you think Duggar’s consequence should be for this most recent case?