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Josh Duggar found guilty on child pornography charges

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After about six hours of deliberation, jurors found reality TV star Josh Duggar guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Duggar was arrested in April and accused of using a computer at his used car lot in Springdale, Arkansas to download and view pornography, some of which depicted children as young as seven years old.

Defense attorneys argued that the computer was not secure and someone else could have used the machine to download and view the files.  The defense plans to appeal the conviction.

Duggar is facing up to 20 years behind bars for each of the two counts filed against him.

Jim Bob Duggar, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Duggar appeared in 115 episodes of TLC’s “10 Kids and Counting” between 2008 and 2014.  After reports alleging that Josh Duggar had molested several young girls emerged in 2015, the show was cancelled.

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