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Josh Duggar hearing latest – Josh Duggar accused of possessing child porn as he’s released on bail

JOSH Duggar is a former television personality best known for his role on the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting.

The ex TV star was released from jail after being granted bail for charges of "possessing 65 images of child porn including some toddlers."

The 33-year-old was picked up by his attorney, Travis Story, in a black Suburban shortly before 4PM on Thursday, The Sun can reveal.

Yesterday, Josh appeared to be in good spirits via Zoom from Washington County Jail in Arkansas for the court hearing where the judge approved his bail.

The judge said Josh will be released from prison today with conditions including restricted travel, as he cannot leave Benton, Washington and Madison counties in Arkansas without permission from the court.

He will also have "unlimited access" to his six children with wife, Anna Duggar, present - though he is not allowed to be around minor children, including his siblings, nieces and nephews.

The Sun previously exclusively reported that Josh was arrested and jailed in Arkansas on federal charges on April 29.

At his arraignment in court on Friday, Josh pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was ordered to remain in custody until at least May 5.

According to a new indictment, he was arrested for child porn possession, featuring minors under 12.

His sister Jill spoke out for the first time as she told The Sun that she and her husband Derick are "very sad" and "hope justice is done."

Jill said: "We’re very sad about the whole thing, it’s horrible. It’s all very sad.

"Josh’s wife Anna is pregnant with their seventh child, I cannot imagine how she is feeling."

Law student Derick added: "Obviously if there is anything there related to child pornography, we hope that justice is done. 

"I don’t think anybody supports child pornography. We’re sad for Anna, put yourself in her situation and imagine how you would feel if that happened with your family member.

"I imagine it would be really hard."

Jill and Derick – who left Counting On in 2017 – were spotted earlier on Saturday exercising near their home in Lowell, Arkansas, with their six-year-old son Israel and three-year-old son Samuel.

Read our Josh Duggar live blog for the latest on his arrest... 

  • DERICK DILLARD LIKES TWEET THAT SAYS SHOW MADE HIM LOOK LIKE A 'JACKA**'

    A fan had tweeted in a conversation with the dad of two: "I fell for the narrative where they tried to make you seem like a jacka** extremist.

    "I’m sorry. Everything makes sense now. I admire how you’ve protected your family at all costs, and I’m so sorry you’ve received so much hate. I wish you and Jill peace and healing."

    Derick has been feuding with Jim Bob mainly after he was fired from Counting On.

  • AMY DUGGAR WRITES 'BE A GOOD HUMAN' AFTER ATTENDING JOSH'S HEARING

    Rebel Amy shared a picture of a caterpillar on a leaf after rescuing the little creature from her home and added an important message to it.

  • WHO IS JOSH'S AUNT DEANNA?

    Deanna Duggar is Amy Duggar's mother and Josh Duggar's aunt.

    Amy Duggar is a family cousin who is known as a critic of the Duggars.

    In light of Josh Duggar's charges, she took to social media to express her sentiments on his alleged actions.

    “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin," begins the quote that Deanna shared to Instagram.

    "It would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea,” the quote continues.

    "This is what my bible says!" Deanna captioned the quote that specifically references Mark 9:42 in the bible.

    “God says the ‘Little ones’ are so precious to Him!!" she continued.

  • JOSH ACCESSED THE DARK WEB IN ORDER TO DOWNLOAD CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

    During Wednesday's hearing, officials claimed that Josh had downloaded a TOR browser in order to access the dark web.

    Officials claimed that child pornography can be accessed through the dark web.

    The father of six was able to go around porn detection software in order to access the sick images.

  • JOSH DUGGAR JUDGE 'CONCERNED'

    During Wednesday's hearing, the judge overseeing Josh's child porn charges said she was concerned for the children around him despite letting him go home on bail.

    The judge said of her decision: "The court views these charges as very serious. It is a concern to have an agent testify that the file download found on a computer is some of the worst child abuse pornography in 1,000 cases, that concerns the court.

    "The victims of your crime, if you committed it, concern the court. Children are involuntary victims of pornography. They’re subject to human trafficking. This weights against your release into the community. 

    She said the molestation scandal that was made public “concerns her,” because of the age of the victims and the children in the porn.

    The judge added: "I am concerned images and ages are very close to the ages of your children and nephews and nieces and siblings children. I don't know if you're a danger."

  • DERICK DILLARD LIKES TWEET SLAMMING JIM BOB

    Derick - who is married to Jill Duggar - liked a tweet that bashed IBLP [Institute in Basic Life Principles] which is the religion the Duggars follow.

    The post read: "IBLP/ATI is a literal cult of Bill Gothard. He has denied the allegations.

    "It teaches his perverse version of Christianity that encourages submission and victimization. Fertility is placed above individuality or personhood.

    "Jim Bob keeps the children compliant thru financial/emotional abuse."

  • DERICK DILLARD LIKES TWEET ABOUT JOSH COMING HOME

    As he continued to keep fans on the loop, Derick went on a liking rampage while Josh was allowed to come home.

    He particularly liked a troubling tweet that claimed: "@joshduggar is allowed at the family home, @jillmdillard isn’t. That’s messed up."

  • JOY-ANNA DUGGAR TAKES TRIP WHILE JOSH IS RELEASED

    While Jill and Amy showed up for Josh's hearing on Wednesday, Joy-Anna packed her bags and took a trip with her son and husband, Austin.

    She also controlled the comment section of her post to avoid any hate.

  • WHO ARE LACOUNT AND MARIA REBER?

    Lacount and Maria Reber are Josh Duggar’s third-party custodians that have vouched for him to be released from jail.

    The Rebers will house Duggar and monitor his activities to make sure he does not violate court orders while awaiting trial.

    They are required by law to report if he does not comply with any court order.

    Maria and Lacount reportedly teach piano lessons to children, with Lacount also working full-time.

    According to federal probation officer, Diem Nguyen, she recommended that Duggar not be released.

    Nguyen also claimed that Maria expressed concern to the probation office about being alone with Duggar while her husband is at work. 

    "Mrs. Reber was concerned regarding being left alone with Josh, because he was a male and she was a female," Nguyen said, adding that "she wasn't sure how she felt about being alone with him for long durations of time."

  • ANNA DUGGAR ALERTED IF JOSH ACCESSED INTERNET PORN

    During yesterday's hearing, officials claimed that Anna and Josh had registered a software that monitored his internet activity after claims he was addicted to porn.

    The software was said to take occasional screenshots and would alert Anna if Josh did anything he wasn't meant to do.

    The 33-year-old was allegedly able to surpass this software and downloaded many pictures depicting child pornography.

  • JOY-ANNA CONGRATULATES JINGER AND JEREMY

    While many of the Duggars are likely focused on Josh's legal battle, Jinger and Jeremy have been busy promoting their new book on social media.

    The married couple have both publicized the book on their social media pages, while Jinger's sister Joy-Anna also gave the couple a shout out by sharing a snap of them holding up the book on her Instagram Story.

    Alongside the photo of Jinger and Jeremy, Joy-Anna wrote: "Their book released today! I am so proud of you @jingervuolo and @jeremyvuolo! Y'all have worked so hard!"

  • JOSH ALLOWED TO SEE HIS KIDS

    Following Josh's release from jail, the troubled star will be living with a third-party custodian.

    While the judge denied his request to return home to his pregnant wife, Anna, and their six children, however, the judge did grant him "unlimited contact" with his kids as long as their mother is present.

    Josh is not allowed to have any contact with other minors.

  • AFTER THE RELEASE

    After Josh's release from jail, which will occur on Thursday, May 6th, the troubled TV star will be living with a third-party custodian.

    The judge denied Josh's request to return home to his pregnant wife, Anna, and their six children.

  • JOSH TO BE RELEASED

    Josh is to be released from jail after he was accused of possessing 65 child porn images and one video of minors, including a toddler, at his detention court hearing on Wednesday, May 5th.

  • NEW BEGINNING

    Amy admitted that she is happy to put her famous days behind her.

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun: "I love changing it up a little bit and being a business owner, having my own family and not being in that spotlight. 

    “It’s really refreshing. I don’t consider myself famous at all, I work with boxes all day long and change diapers. It’s just a different time in our lives but I love it and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”

    Amy owns a trendy clothing boutique, 3130 Clothing, in Springdale, Arkansas.

  • JOSH'S ADDICTION

    During Wednesday's hearing, agents claimed that witnesses, which includes friends and family, brought up Josh's alleged addiction to porn in interviews with law enforcement.

  • JINGER STEPS OUT

    Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo looked upset as they were spotted the night before Josh's bail hearing.

    As the eldest Duggar child faces federal charges for child pornography, his sister was pictured at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.

    During the hearing, it was alleged he had child porn images of kids age 5-10.

  • SICK SMIRK

    During Wednesday's hearing, Josh appeared to be in good spirits.

    The troubled reality star smirked and laughed during the court hearing as agents discussed the disturbing child porn details.

  • FREE MAN

    Josh Duggar is set to be released from jail after he was accused of possessing 65 child porn images and one video of minors, including a toddler, at his detention court hearing.

  • JOSH'S CONFESSION

    During Wednesday's hearing, an agent explained how Josh did admit to having a TOR browser on his computer, which gives him access to the dark web anonymously.

    The agent explained during the hearing how child pornography could be found on the dark web.

  • 'CUT THEM OFF'

    Josh Duggar's wife Anna is "in denial and at WAR with her in-laws Jim Bob and Michelle" after her husband's shock arrest on child porn charges, a source has exclusively told The Sun.

    An insider told The Sun: "Anna is in denial. Jim Bob is telling people she is defending Josh and no longer speaking to most of the family.

    "Jim Bob said she blames him and wife Michelle for Josh's arrest. Anna feels it all stems from how they dealt with his previous molestation scandal after he assaulted his sisters."

    They added: "She also thinks that this case is a conspiracy theory against her husband set up by the Biden administration. She believes that if Donald Trump was still in power this would not be happening, and refuses to believe he's done anything wrong."

  • WHAT DID ASHLEY JOHNSTON ACCUSE JOSH OF?

    Back in November 2015, porn star Ashley Johnston, also known by her stage name Danica Dillon, accused Josh of sexually assaulting her.

    Ashley accused him in a lawsuit and interviews of choking, spitting and calling her "worthless" during rough intercourse. She eventually dropped the lawsuit, with Josh always denying the allegations.

    She alleged that they met in March 2015, at a Philadelphia strip club, where she was then working and that Josh paid her $600 for lap dances before inviting her to his room.

    In a exclusive interview with The Sun, Ashley, 33, said she has always told the truth about the alleged assault, which she described as being so intense it felt "like this guy tried to kill me," according to the lawsuit.

    Months before she accused Josh for sexually assaulting her, news broke that the Duggar had paid a Ashley Madison Account.

    The then 27-year-old paid an account on service that assists married people in having affairs.

    He admitted to cheating on his wife and to being addicted to porn.

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