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Josh Duggar might be sentenced on Wednesday in his baby pornography case.
A choose beforehand denied a protracted shot request on Tuesday by Duggar’s attorneys for a brand new trial on baby pornography costs simply hours earlier than the previous actuality star is ready to be sentenced.
The “19 Kids and Counting” alum, 34, was discovered responsible in December by a federal jury in Arkansas on costs associated to the receipt of kid pornography and possession of kid pornography. Duggar has been held on the Washington County Detention Heart in his residence state ever since.
Duggar’s attorneys launched an announcement to Every day Put up Digital on the time, saying they intend to attraction the decision.
“We appreciate the jury’s lengthy deliberations, we respect the jury’s verdict, and we intend to appeal,” protection attorneys Justin Gelfand, Ian Murphy, and Travis Story mentioned in December.
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U.S. Attorneys within the case held a press convention outdoors the courthouse after the decision was introduced.
“This case represents a significant milestone for the Western District of Arkansas and our continued efforts to combat child abuse. Those who would say that children who were photographed and videoed in a manner similar to the evidence in this case are not abused and are not victims are clearly wrong. Children who are photographed and videoed in manners such as this are the victims and every time their videos and photos are traded online, uploaded, and downloaded from the internet, they are victimized again,” one of many U.S. attorneys mentioned.
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Duggar’s cousin Amy King tweeted that “justice has been served” following the decision announcement.
“May the juror’s and Judge Brooks seek healing / counseling from all that was exposed to them,” her statement on Twitter started. “May the children grow up with real Godly men as father figures who will guide and protect them. May the people who were once in disbelief have their eyes opened for the first time.”
“May the daughters who were abused feel validated,” she continued. “You are truly beautiful and worthy of love. May there be intense counseling / healing. May there be wisdom for all those involved on how to move forward. Thank you Jesus. Justice has been served.”
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Prosecutors are asking the choose to condemn Duggar to the utmost punishment allowed – 20 years for every depend – whereas his authorized staff requested that the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 youngsters be handed a five-year stint.
Duggar additionally faces $250,000 in fines for every depend.