Former conservative activist and “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, who was indicted last week on child pornography offenses, asked a federal judge on Tuesday to send him back home to his wife and six children.
“The residents of his home are his wife (who is pregnant) and their six children.”.
Duggar’s indictment charges him with receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Erin Wiedemann said during a hearing on Friday that if she did release Duggar, she would likely require a third-party custodian in light of the charges against him.
It is the defense’s understanding that the Office of Pretrial Services has investigated this possibility in lieu of detention.
Regardless of where he resides, Duggar is committed to abide by any conditions of release established by this court.”.
The newspaper attributed the accusation to police records which contained statements that Josh Duggar’s father, Jim Bob Duggar. »