JOSH Duggar “downloaded 65 images” of a girl between the ages of “7 and 9” posing naked while appearing to be trapped “in a cage.”
The Counting On star has returned to trial for day two on Wednesday, as shocking details of the case have been revealed.
Josh allegedly ‘downloaded 65 images’ of children posing nude[/caption]
The files allegedly included a video of a little girl being held ‘in a cage’[/caption]
Josh, 33, allegedly “downloaded” dozens of images of little girls to his work computer, according to the prosecuting attorney.
On Wednesday, the prosecution in the Josh Duggar trial began their opening arguments, according to a reporter from The Sun who was on-site.
They detailed how Detective Amber Kalmer reached out to a Homeland Security agent about materials Duggar allegedly downloaded, including a “movie file of 7-9 -year-old females and 65 still images of a 7 to 8-year-old girl that end with her being put in a cage.”
According to The Sun reporter, the opening statement declared: “You’re going to see images of children, some as young as seven. These children are being sexually assaulted, violated, and exploited.”
The prosecution continued on to say that Josh Duggar was downloading child sexual assault materials, both receiving and possessing the material.
“We ask you to hold him accountable,” they requested of the jury.
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The prosecution then explained that after Homeland Security originally accepted the case, they went to the car dealership where Josh worked and approached him.
APPROACHED AT WORK
After explaining that they had a search warrant for digital contraband, Josh agreed to talk and was asked permission to be recorded.
According to the prosecution, Josh said during the visit to the car lot, “Is someone downloading child pornography?”
Then, forensic analysis was done on the car dealership computer where Josh worked, and it was shipped to Washington DC for further investigation.
The prosecution claimed the computer was protected with a password that included the name, Joshua.
The Sun reporter on-site at the trial said the prosecution told the jury: “This case is based on fact.”
The prosecution also noted that “evidence” and “common sense” hold Josh accountable for viewing and possession of the child sexual abuse images.
“Find him guilty based on that,” they reportedly said.
Detective Kalmer continued to testify, explaining some portions of the video file that was downloaded.
Part of the clip was shown on screen to the court, according to the Sun reporter at the trial.
(Please be advised, the video and images to be described below were very graphic.)
The video showed the abuse of two young females, portrayed naked, being penetrated by an adult male.
There were also 65 still images of a 7 to 8-year-old girl posing nude.
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However, according to the on-site reporter, Anna Duggar, Josh Duggar’s wife, was not present when the aforementioned video and images were shown to the jury, and had already left the courtroom beforehand.
BACK TO COURT
On Tuesday, Josh attended his first day of trial for his child pornography case.
The TLC star has pleaded not guilty to two child pornography counts, and his trial in Fayetteville, Arkansas will continue this week for charges stemming from his April 2021 arrest.
Josh has been accused of possessing sick images that were “the worst of the worst” that authorities had ever seen.
The TV personality’s trial could last until December 3, and if found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
FATHER OF SEVEN
He has unlimited access to his children with Anna present.
Josh pleaded not guilty for the crimes[/caption]
He and Anna share seven young children[/caption]
The couple recently welcomed baby Madyson in November[/caption]