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Apr 30 2021
20 Years And Counting: Josh Duggar Charged With Possession Of Child Porn Comments (0)

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Josh Duggar, one of the awful, right-wing Duggars of 19 Kids and Counting, has been charged with possession of child pornography — and faces 20 years in prison.

According to the British tabloid The Sun, Duggar, who is 33, was today charged with one count of possessing a child pornographic photo and a second count of receiving one.

The charges imply it was a single image, and one he received between May 14-15, 2019, and the image is of a minor under the age of 12.

Duggar had previously been arrested, with no clarity as to the charges. Rumors were flying it had to do with his failed car dealership, but he also has a history. In 2002, he fondled the breasts and genitals of four of his own sisters and a babysitter as they slept. He was turned in by his own dad, Jim Bob, but the entire incident was hushed up until six years ago, when Duggar was outed by In Touch Weekly. At that time, Duggar said in a statement:

Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.

Because the victims were loyalists (and mostly family members), and due to the time that had elapsed, he got off scot-free. He went on to keep churning out kids with his wife Anna, who is currently pregnant with their seventh. She is said to be standing by him through this latest crisis, too.

It is incredible that a family whose entire brand is about, well, family and about Evangelical Christianity continues to garner press and favorable attention even in light of their handling of Josh Duggar's past and, as we'll soon see, present crimes.

What is it about religious zealots and their desire to procreate that somehow seems to often overlap with pedophilia?

In 2015, Mike Huckabee took the unusual step of publicly supporting a confessed molester, saying of Josh:

Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, inexcusable, but that doesn’t mean unforgivable. He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.

The family is politically active in various ways. Josh was in the past supportive of anti-gay authors whose agenda was clear. His wife is, ironically, a diehard pro-lifer. Almost all of the Duggars are pro-Trump, or thought to be, and his parents endorsed Huckabee for POTUS.

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