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Josh Duggar trial live – Child pornography case to include testimony from Jill and Jedidiah after star spotted with wife

JOSH DUGGAR's child pornography trial began with jury selection today and his estranged sister Jill and his brother Jedidiah may testify as witnesses in the case.

Jill and Jedidiah are set to testify this week, however, it is not clear at the moment if it will be for the prosecution or the defense.

The former reality TV star on “19 Kids and Counting” was charged earlier this year with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography and arrived at court with his wife, Anna Duggar, on Tuesday.

Josh, who has pleaded not guilty, was accused of possessing sick images of child pornography that were "the worst of the worst" that authorities had ever seen.

It has been said that Josh's trial could last until December 3. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

It comes as Bobye Holt, who was like an "aunt" to Josh, testified against the disgraced 33-year-old as part of his child pornography trial on Monday.

Bobye and her husband Jim Holt were best friends with Jim Bob and his wife Michelle.

Bobye claimed Josh admitted in 2002 to molesting minors, and again in 2003 to his parents as well as Bobye and Jim, and again in a 2005 conversation, PEOPLE reported.

Read our Josh Duggar trial live blog for the latest news and updates...

  • JOSH DUGGAR ARRIVES AT COURT: SEE THE VIDEO

    Josh Duggar arrived at court with his wife, Anna Duggar, for the start of his trial on Tuesday.

    The former Counting On star has pleaded not guilty to two child pornography counts.

    Josh Duggar's wife Anna holds hands with disgraced star and supports him at child pornography trial
  • WHAT DID BOBYE HOLT SAY ABOUT JOSH DUGGAR, PART THREE

    Bobye claimed Josh gave further details about molesting the girls, while staying with the Holts in early 2005 in Little Rock.

    Bobye and Jim had offered to help Josh unburden himself of any "temptations he wanted to confess."

    She claimed Josh gave more specifics about how he allegedly touched Jane Doe four in 2003.

    Bobye cried as she said: "When she was sitting on his lap he put his hand under her pantaloons and under her panties."

    In another incident, Bobye said Josh "said that he went to [one of the girls] as she was sleeping and got up under her blanket to start touching her and she woke up and hit him."

  • WHAT DID BOBYE HOLT SAY ABOUT JOSH DUGGAR, CONTINUED

    Bobye said Josh also admitted to touching three other girls - each of them on their breasts and genitals. 

    She testified that he inappropriately touched one of the girls in February 2002 and "she went and told his parents what he had done and he confessed."

    Bobye added that each of the girls was at least three years younger than Josh and testified, "From when he told me… it started at [age] 12 until March 30, 2003."

    On March 30, 2003, Josh confessed to molesting the girls to his parents and to Bobye and her husband Jim.

  • WHAT DID BOBYE HOLT SAY ABOUT JOSH DUGGAR?

    Bobye Holt, who was like an "aunt" to Josh, testified against the 33-year-old as part of his child pornography trial on Monday.

    She gave an emotional testimony at a hearing ahead of Josh's trial on federal charges that he received and possessed child pornography in 2019.

    Bobye claimed Josh admitted in 2002 to molesting minors, and again in 2003 to his parents as well as Bobye and Jim, and again in a 2005 conversation, PEOPLE reported.

    The four girls he touched were referred to as Jane Does one to four in court.

    "[Josh] explained that Jane Doe four was sitting on his lap during Bible time and he touched her inappropriately," she testified.

    "He said it happened that day. On that date, he told us that he touched her vaginal area."

  • WHO IS BOBYE HOLT?

    Bobye Holt, who was like an "aunt" to Josh, testified against the disgraced 33-year-old as part of his child pornography trial on Monday.

    Bobye and her husband Jim Holt were best friends with Jim Bob and his wife Michelle.

    She and her husband reportedly follow the same religious teachings as the Duggar family.

  • WHEN DID JOSH DUGGAR'S TRIAL START?

    Josh Duggar, 33, is on trial the week commencing November 29, 2021, for child pornography charges from his April 2021 arrest.

    At an Arkansas court hearing, Jim Bob, 56, testified on Josh’s 2006 molestation police report, where he was accused of molesting underage females in the family home from 2002 to 2003.

    According to court papers obtained by The Sun, Jim Bob’s testimony was on behalf of the government.

    KNWA reported Jim Bob testified “on the allegations that Josh touched four minors in the early 2000s.”

    The state fought to discuss the scandal at trial, while Josh's defense demanded the details from the report be kept out.

  • HOW OLD IS JOSH DUGGAR?

    Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame was born on March 3, 1988.

    He is 33 years old.

  • JOSH DUGGAR'S SIBLINGS JILL AND JED DUGGAR TO TESTIFY AS WITNESSES

    Josh Duggar's estranged sister Jill Duggar Dillard and his brother Jedidiah Duggar will be testifying as witnesses at the disgraced star's child pornography trial.

    Jill and Jed are set to testify this week, however, it is not clear at the moment if their testimony as witnesses will be for the prosecution or the defendant.

  • JOSH DUGGAR ARRIVES AT COURTHOUSE ON TUESDAY

    Josh Duggar and his wife, Anna Duggar, arrived at the courthouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas this morning for the start of his trial.

    The couple held hands as they entered the building.

  • FANS SLAM ANNA DUGGAR FOR STANDING BY JOSH: 'GOOD GRIEF'

    Some Duggar fans slammed Josh's wife Anna as she was spotted holding hands with the disgraced Counting On star and supporting him at his child pornography trial.

    Anna and Josh were seen arriving at the courthouse today while holding hands and the duo said nothing upon entering the building.

    Fans were not happy at all with the display and took to Twitter to react.

    One person wrote: "I will never understand his wife. Protecting her children should be first and foremost in her heart, not standing by his side."

    Another added: "He has a past with pornography... and 'fondling' sisters... I wish his wife would wake up for their children's sake."

    While a third chimed in: "Good grief, the wife looks like she’s being dragged in there. But appropriately wearing her funeral dress."

  • HOTLINE AND LIVE CHAT SUPPORT

    If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).

    RAINN also has a live chat available if you would like to speak with a trained staff member who can provide you with confidential crisis support.

  • 'THERE REALLY IS NO WAY FORWARD'

    After thousands signed a Change.org to pull the plug on Counting On after the charges against Josh were revealed, an insider told The Sun exclusively earlier this year: "The decision was made by TLC earlier this week to cancel the show."

    "The family was told over the phone shortly after and it's still very hush hush."

    "The petition from those who boycotted Counting On was hard to ignore, and sponsors were very concerned following Josh's arrest."

    "There have been a lot of discussions in recent weeks as the network had already spent money on production after months of filming," the insider added.

    "But the bottom line is, the network really wants to be on the right side of this scandal ahead of Josh's trial. It was important for bosses to be seen to have taken action."

    "The case has put the show in such a bad light, and although it's a shame for those who worked hard on it, and the money spent, there really is no way forward."

  • OTHER SCANDALS: ASHLEY MADISON AND PORN

    Months before Johnston accused him of sexually assaulting her, news reports broke suggesting that Josh Duggar had apparently maintained an Ashley Madison Account.

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

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

  • OTHER SCANDALS: ALLEGED ASSAULT

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

    Johnston accused him in a lawsuit and interviews of choking, spitting, and calling her "worthless" during rough intercourse.

    She eventually dropped the lawsuit, with Duggar always denying the allegations.

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

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Johnston, 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.

  • JOSH DUGGAR ARRIVES AT COURT HOLDING HANDS WITH WIFE ANNA

    Josh Duggar arrived at court today holding hands with his wife, Anna Duggar.

    Video of the moment was captured and shared to Twitter by KNWA and Fox24 reporter Garrett Fergeson.

  • OTHER SCANDALS: SHOCKING MOLESTATION ALLEGATIONS

    In 2015, the TLC network pulled the plug on the hit series 19 Kids and Counting following the revelation that Duggar sexually molested five young girls, including his own sisters.

    The revelations indicated that Duggar had allegedly molested girls between 2002 and 2003.

    Duggar was never charged with any crime related to the incidents.

  • JOSH DUGGAR'S CHARGES

    Josh Duggar pleaded not guilty after being charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child porn. 

    Josh was taken into custody on federal charges on April 29 following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership, The Sun first reported.

    If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

  • WHY WAS JOSH DUGGAR ARRESTED?

    Josh, 33, was taken into custody in Arkansas on April 29, 2021.

    The incident was related to the 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas, a source claimed.

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

  • WHAT DOES JOSH DUGGAR DO?

    According to Cheatsheet, before the sexual molestation and Ashley Madison scandal news broke, Duggar was working at the Family Research Council in Washington, but resigned after the scandal broke.

    After that, he worked at a used car lot in Arkansas.

  • DOES JOSH DUGGAR HAVE KIDS?

    Duggar married Anna Renee Keller on September 26, 2008.

    They have seven children together, four daughters and three sons.

    On October 23rd Anna shared the newest addition to her family via a social media post.

    She welcomed the baby girl with the caption "Meet little Madyson Lily Duggar."

    Their eldest is Mackynzie Renée, 12. who was followed by their first son Michael James, 10.

    The final four children, who all have names beginning with M, are Marcus Anthony, 8, Meredith Grace, 6, Mason Garrett, 4, and 2-year-old Maryella Hope.

  • HOW DID ANNA AND JOSH DUGGAR MEET?

    Anna and Josh married on September 26, 2008, after meeting at a homeschooling convention in 2006.

    Their courtship rules included no physical contact until engagement and no time alone as a couple until marriage, as discussed on the 17 Kids And Counting episode “Duggar Dating Rules."

    After they wed they welcomed their first daughter Mackynzie Renée, who was born on October 8, 2009.