FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Former actuality TV star Josh Duggar faces costs of downloading and possessing baby pornography underneath an unsealed federal indictment on Friday.
Federal prosecutors introduced the indictment a day after Duggar has been arrested by the US Marshals in Northwest Arkansas. Prosecutors mentioned Duggar mentioned he owned the gear, a few of which described sexual abuse of kids underneath 12, in Could 2019.
Duggar, 33, pleaded not responsible in a listening to Friday. His attorneys mentioned they plan to defend his case “aggressively and totally.”
“On this nation, nobody can cease prosecutors from charging a criminal offense,” the attorneys mentioned in an announcement. “However if you’re charged, you possibly can combat again within the courtroom – and that is precisely what Josh intends to do.
A federal decide has set the detention listening to for Could 5 and the trial date for July 6.
Duggar starred in TLC’s “19 Youngsters and Counting” till he was taken off the community in 2015 following revelations that Duggar assaulted 4 of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s mother and father mentioned he confessed to the hugs and apologized.
Duggar beforehand apologized for porn addiction and cheat on his spouse.