Josh Duggar has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison, Hunter Biden still FREE

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Josh Duggar has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for downloading and possessing child pornography.

The 31-year-old former “19 Kids and Counting” actor was sentenced Wednesday to 151 months in prison, as well an additional 20 years of supervision by a parole officer once he is released, according to People. The order was passed down by U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks of the Western District of Arkansas Federal Court in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Duggar was arrested in April 2021, shortly after his wife, Anna, announced she was expecting their seventh child. In December that year, he was found guilty of two charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography, People noted.

Duggar was facing up to 20 years of imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines, but Wednesday, in handing down the sentence, Brooks noted that possession is a lesser included offense of the receipt of child pornography and Duggar did not knowingly distribute pornography.

“We’re grateful the judge dismissed Count 2 and rejected the government’s request for a 240-month sentence,” Duggar’s lawyer Justin K. Gelfand, who has maintained his client’s innocence, said in a statement to USA Today. “We look forward to continuing the fight on appeal.”

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h/t John Dutton


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