19 Kids and Counting's Josh Duggar hit with child pornography charges

Published Apr 30 2021 at 5:57 PM GMT
  • Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has pleaded not guilty to charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.
  • Duggar, who starred on the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, was arrested on Thursday in Arkansas, and prosecutors said Friday he allegedly "used the internet to download child sexual abuse material" and possessed material that "depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12.
  • He faces up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines for each count, the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas said.
  • Making his first appearance in court on Friday through Zoom, Duggar pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to BuzzFeed News.
  • 19 Kids and Counting, the reality show revolving around Duggar's family, was canceled by TLC in 2015 after it came to light that Duggar allegedly molested young girls including his sisters when he was a teenager.


  • Published Apr 30, 2021 5:57 PM GMT