Josh Duggar Mug Shot

And now, a word from the other side.

On May 11, as previously detailed on The Hollywood Gossip, Josh Duggar’s defense team submitted a sentencing memorandum in the Western District of Arkansas Federal Court in Fayetteville.

These lawyers argued that Duggar only deserves to spend five years in prison — after getting convicted in December on two counts of child sex abuse — because he’s a “devoted family man” without a prior criminal record.

On the same date, meanwhile, prosecutors in this same case released their own sentencing memorandum.

The bottom line of the document states that Duggar should be sentenced to a minimum of 20 years behind bars, opening by listing the misdeed for which Josh was found guilty:

Downloading and viewing child pornography over a four-day period.

Using a “hidden partition on his work computer.”

Using “BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer file-sharing client.”

The memo reads that “the conduct established at trial supports the application of all contested enhancements and establishes that the offense involved 600 or more images, warranting the application of a five-level enhancement.”

Duggar, as you likely know by now, downloaded MANY sexually explicit photos and videos of children under 12 years old on his workplace computer.

According to federal agents who raided his office, some of these photos and videos were among the worst material the authorities had ever seen on the job.

One, for example, featured the rape of an 18-month old.

There really are no words to even try to respond to such a thing, you know?

The prosecution filing makes note of Duggar’s “prior sexual exploitation of multiple minors,” a reference to Duggar having molested his own sisters as a teenager.

It also cites “the extraordinary efforts Duggar took to obtain and view child sexual abuse materials (CSAM), the nature of the CSAM he obtained and viewed, his efforts to conceal his criminal conduct, …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip


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