The attorneys of Josh Duggar managed to persuade a federal court to release him while awaiting trial on allegations of downloading and having child porn.
However, his wife and children still can’t go home: He’s freed on May 6 and limit himself to the house of his parents’ long-term friends, who agreed on custody upon his release.
But only in the presence of his wife, Anna Duggar could he see his children. But no other small children, including his younger siblings, the children of his siblings, and the children of friends, can contact him.
U.S. District Judge Christy Comstock also restricted Duggar, 33, from internet-accessible devices, or from accessing pornography of any type or erotics, before his child pornography trial in Juli during a three-hour virtual detention listening session on Wednesday.
Duggar, detained last week on allegations, appeased electronically on the court Friday, pleading that he is not guilty to two counts of downloading and holding photographs and recordings showing the sexual abuse of young children.
In a joint declaration on Monday, Duggar’s prosecutors stated that they “intentionally and actively defend this case.”
“Nobody can stop prosecutors from indicting a crime in our nation. But if you’re accused, you can fight back in the courtroom – and Josh wants to do that, “Justin Gelfand, Travis Story, and Greg Payne read the statements made by the lawyers.
Why was the arrest of Josh Duggar?
According to online official documents, Duggar was detained by the U.S. Marshals Service and held in prison Thursday in Washington County, Arkansas.
Duggar was accused of having received photographs of minors under the age of 12 “witness to” by the federal grand jury of the western district of Arkansas. Two offenses of child pornography were brought for the former TLC personality.