Josh Duggar RELEASED from jail as he preps for trial after 'possessing '65 images of child porn including toddlers'

JOSH Duggar has been 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.

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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.

However, he's was ordered to reside in a third-party home until his trial on July 6 and will reportedly stay with good friends of his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

According to DailyMail, LaCount Reber and his wife Maria are allowing Josh to live in their home after his arrest for obtaining child pornography.

The outlet says LaCount was a volunteer chaplain at the Washington County Detention Center – the same jail that Josh was at.

LaCount and Maria have two adult children, including one who teaches music out of their family home.



However, Josh has been ordered not to interact with any minors unless they are his own children and his wife, Anna, is present. 

Yesterday, 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.

Josh has "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 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."

Special Agent Gerald Faulkner from Homeland Security was the first to take the stand at the hearing, as he was questioned by the prosecutor. 

He said: “In May of 2019, [an Arkansas police officer] identified a computer participating in the known sharing of photos and videos of child pornography.”

He claimed Josh had one two-minute video on his computer of two underage females and a male who performed sexual acts on the children. 




Also found were 65 images of a female “consistent with child pornography.”

Despite her husband's scandal, Anna – who is expecting the couple's seventh child – is said to be standing by Josh and has cut herself off from most of the family after he was busted in Arkansas late last month.

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.


Duggar Family Tree

How many children and grandchildren do Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have?

  • Jim Bob and Michelle are parents to 19 children
  • The couple have nine girls and 10 boys and all of their children have names which begin with the letter J
  • Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie, were all raised in the family home in Tontitown, Arkansas

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