Josh Duggar pleads not guilty to child pornography charges

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Josh Duggar virtually appeared in court on Friday, April 30, where he pleaded not guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography.

The “19 Kids and Counting” star allegedly downloaded from the internet material depicting the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12 in May 2019. He faces a jail sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count if found guilty.

The 33-year-old Duggar is currently in custody at the Washington County Sheriff’s office in Fayetteville, Arkansas as he awaits a bail bond. His lawyers have reportedly already requested a virtual bail hearing on Wednesday. If granted bail, Judge Erin Wiedermann ordered that he must have a third-party custodian.

The former TLC star is also ordered not to return home to his family given the condition that he be “in a residence where there’s no minor in the home.” He shares six minor children with his wife Anna: Maryella, 5 months, Mason, 3, Meredith, 5, Marcus, 7, Michael, 9, and Mackynzie, 11.