Josh Duggar Child Porn Sentencing Trial Details: Why Anna’s Hubby Faces ‘Difficult’ Appeal!

Josh DuggarJosh Duggar, whose repeated scandals caused TLC to cancel first “19 Kids And Counting” and then “Counting On,” ended up in prison based on child pornography charges. And now the husband of Anna Duggar awaits his sentencing trial. Thus far, both Anna herself as well as Josh’s mother Michelle Duggar have pleaded for leniency.

But can Josh succeed in appealing his case? Find out everything to know about the upcoming sentencing trial. And learn what a legal expert predicted below.  

Josh Duggar – To Experience ‘Difficulty’ In Appealing

A legal expert offered a grim prediction for Josh Duggar’s chances of appealing his child porn charges. “I would assume there will be an appeal,” former U.S. Attorney David Haas told In Touch magazine. “However, the specific issues raised on appeal will take time to be heard. The trial court has already heard these issues so a successful appeal could be difficult.”

And that means Anna’s husband could spend decades in prison. Because the Federal Sentencing Guidelines offer an advised sentencing range, the upcoming trial likely will result in a sentence lower than the maximum of 40 years, according to Haas. The trial has gotten rescheduled to May 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The push back to this month stems from Josh’s request for a delay. In his request, the reality TV alum explained his need to seek more information and documentation. In addition, Duggar’s legal team blamed COVID-19 precautions for causing challenges in getting evidence to defend Josh. 

U.S. Attorney Explains Josh Duggar’s Charges

As to specific charges that Josh will face, Us magazine quoted the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Arkansas. Josh got arrested “for receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children,” stated the attorney. “Duggar allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12.”

Based on those charges, Josh got held without a bond. After getting released to visit with his seven children in supervised sessions, Josh then faced guilty charges putting him behind bars. However, the upcoming trial will determine his fate.

Looking at decades in prison, the oldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar has seven children with Anna. Those youngsters include Mackynzie (born October 2009), Michael (June 2011), Marcus (June 2013), Meredith (July 2015), Mason (September 2017), Maryella (November 2019), and Madyson Lilly (born October 2021). But both Anna and Josh reportedly believe that he can get acquitted. 

Arguing for freedom, Duggar’s legal team has insisted that Josh didn’t get discovered actually looking at any of the child porn files found on his computer, reported People. However, an analyst for the prosecution discovered dozens of child pornography photos and videos on Duggar’s computer. But Josh’s defense insisted that a hacker could have put all that material there. As a result, the sentencing trial will look at the evidence on both sides to determine the father of seven children’s future. 

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