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24 minutes ago, WinnieWinkle said:

#BREAKING #JoshDuggar "Duggar is charged by indictment with receiving and possessing child pornography."

So, yeah, the computer gave his sleazy ways away.  Ugh.  I wonder what the penalty for this is in Arkansas?

 

He's been arrested by the feds - so it will be whatever the federal penalties are for it... and they are severe. Not sure the specifics but it's not insignificant.

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from TMZ

A court hearing's set for next week to determine if Duggar will be granted bond release, but he's to remain in custody until then. The judge ruled if bond is granted ... Duggar will be required to stay with a third-party custodian, and that person can't have unsupervised minors in the home.

His trial is scheduled for July.

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Sorry if I missed this posted already, but is there a link to the entire charging document? Wondering how many charges there are.

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Would he/his family have had any idea that he was about to be arrested? Or would this have been an out-of-the-blue occurrence?

If his kids were around when it happened, would they have heard what he was charged with?

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1 minute ago, Churchhoney said:

What I can't figure out, though, is, if a lot of them knew this, then Anna knew it.....So what the hell was she thinking in all that gushy garbage she spewed about Josh and her expanding family in the past couple weeks? 

 Remember how she got through the first scandal? You’re only supposed to give the right response for the next 10 to 15 minutes. You just leave your life in 10 to 15 minute blocks. Anything else is impossible or too painful to do. Just keep going. Just keep going. Just keep going. 

It must be hell.

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One thing that I hate to say is that Michelle wasn't lying a few years ago she said that all families have a child molester well in at least her family she was telling the truth. 

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Bet Anna will stick by her man and continue smiling like a robot. She should run to her parents but she won’t.

Sigh. 

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2 minutes ago, Rabbittron said:

One thing that I hate to say is that Michelle wasn't lying a few years ago she said that all families have a child molester well in at least her family she was telling the truth. 

 I don’t recall her saying this. I believe during the Megan kelly interview it was Jill ffhandedly blurted out that sibling-based molestation happens in lots of families in their circles. 

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1 minute ago, JoanArc said:

 Remember how she got through the first scandal? You’re only supposed to give the right response for the next 10 to 15 minutes. You just leave your life in 10 to 15 minute blocks. Anything else is impossible or too painful to do. Just keep going. Just keep going. Just keep going. 

It must be hell.

If Anna doesn't leave him now she never will, I hope she does this time. 

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I am thinking back to the 2019 car lot raid when they circled the wagons and all claimed no one was being investigated by homeland security and Meech blew it offas "they don't respond to every rumor"

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I'm leaning toward Anna not knowing, because that's what my heart wants. But I was 100% wrong about Josh, so there's that.

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5 minutes ago, crazy8s said:

from TMZ

A court hearing's set for next week to determine if Duggar will be granted bond release, but he's to remain in custody until then. The judge ruled if bond is granted ... Duggar will be required to stay with a third-party custodian, and that person can't have unsupervised minors in the home.

His trial is scheduled for July.

I haven't read the whole indictment someone posted, but I hope that TMZ paraphrased that "Unsupervised minors in the home" thing incorrectly. Unsupervised would imply that he just couldn't be alone with them, not that he could not be anywhere near them at any time.

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1 minute ago, Lurk said:

I haven't read the whole indictment someone posted, but I hope that TMZ paraphrased that "Unsupervised minors in the home" thing incorrectly. Unsupervised would imply that he just couldn't be alone with them, not that he could not be anywhere near them at any time.

I think they may have paraphrased poorly. The local channel that was part of the Zoom call said this:

"Also, the residence where he would stay must be devoid of minor children."

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1 hour ago, Tikichick said:

Court proceedings are public.  If courtrooms there are not open for in person attendance by the public they must stream on YouTube in order to meet due process requirements.

From way back -- Josh is being arraigned in Federal Court. Federal Court does not allow cameras, though they will release an audio recording to satisfy due process. 

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1 minute ago, JoanArc said:

I’d recommend every last Duggar get off social media, for at least a year. And honestly more like five, or the rest of their lives. Just use private accounts to share photos with trusted family and that’s it.

I wonder how they will handle their SM going forward.

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31 minutes ago, Zella said:

Just based on tentative Google search, the other attorney is based in St. Louis and has federal experience. 

https://margulisgelfand.com/team/justingelfand/

The family clearly understands and knew Josh was running with the big dogs, or at least JB did.  I wonder how and when that disclosure was forced out of Josh.  Perhaps he shared info with the local attorney and not JB directly?  I don't think the feds would have given an iota of information until they were done chasing all the rabbits down all of the holes to see just who else they can snare with the info. from Josh's online trail.

Also curious about what's been going on between TLC and JB since the raid.   Clearly TLC had become wary and the family was recently advised to prepare themselves for the end of the gravy train -- even if they didn't get a truthful explanation from JB about why he expected the end was nigh.   Hiring this attorney absolutely proves they know shit is real this time.   Aside from getting a heads up that TLC was likely not to renew the show, I doubt any of the siblings had any idea what was coming down.    It's entirely likely Anna was in the dark, probably fobbed off with an explanation from JB and Josh about the raid. 

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If this goes to trial, maybe some stuff about Josh's life as a kid would be used as a defense? Like, he's like this because of XYZ...

My point is that some stuff about the family could come up.

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6 hours ago, riverblue22 said:

I hope he restricted his perversion to his computer.  Poor kids~

Remember that guy who was pictured a couple of years ago dining with the Duggars and then a rumor began about him courting Jana (of course) and he angrily denied it (of course). And then maybe a year later he was indicted on some charge of sexual assault of a teenage girl......And the story was that he was a friend of Josh's......Can't remember his name....

So -- picture a bunch of toxic super-Christian "men" with varying connection to the Gothard cult passing around dirty pictures that feature teenage girls, maybe quite young teenish/preteens and some not so young -- just girls girls girls -- all objects  -- a......They're showing off for each other and finding company in which to indulge in horny dumb frat-boy talk and so on.....

Not too dissimilar from the slightly younger toxic-male crowd headed by Steven Anderson nutbag pastor's son (see below) that used a church chat to taunt church girls and say super-aggressive crappy male-jerk stuff -- only this one has photographs .. 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2020/07/is-there-a-looming-sex-scandal-at-faithful-word-baptist-church/

So much for the fabulous way these people raise males...as well as females.......Their holy anti-sex fixation is just crap. Of course so is a lot of the other stuff they proclaim about sins and virtues. 

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2 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

I wonder how they will handle their SM going forward.

Yeah I'm thinking @JoanArc's point about them being quiet is the best route, but then you have Jinger and Jeremy with a book coming out next week. They likely have contractual obligations to promote, but I am not sure they or the publisher probably want them being terribly visible right now. 

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I'm sure a fair number of leg humpers will excuse Josh due to Satan causing this behavior. 

Anna may not have known what was going on since it sounds like he used the computer at the car lot. But she should have realized something was hinky after all the property sold and was put in her name only. Sure would have made me suspicious but then I have an education.

Someone who was already arrested might have ratted out Josh, who knows.

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3 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

Remember that guy who was picture a couple of years ago dining with the Duggars and then a rumor began about him courting Jana (of course) and he angrily denied it (of course). And then maybe a year later he was indicted on some charge of sexual assault of a teenage girl......And the story was that he was a friend of Josh's......Can't remember his name....

 

Caleb Williams

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Just now, Zella said:

Yeah I'm thinking @JoanArc's point about them being quiet is the best route, but then you have Jinger and Jeremy with a book coming out next week. They likely have contractual obligations to promote, but I am not sure they or the publisher probably want them being terribly visible right now. 

Jeremy staying off social media? How will he live without it?

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1 minute ago, Zella said:

Yeah I'm thinking @JoanArc's point about them being quiet is the best route, but then you have Jinger and Jeremy with a book coming out next week. They likely have contractual obligations to promote, but I am not sure they or the publisher probably want them being terribly visible right now. 

Man, JerJer has got to be PISSED.

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Just now, crazy8s said:

Caleb Williams

Thanks.

Hearing that was the kind of guy acknowledged to be buddying with Josh made me nervous.....Groups of angry guys who have been taught that all females are objects and who aren't doing too well in life....Yikes. 

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3 minutes ago, Future Cat Lady said:

If this goes to trial, maybe some stuff about Josh's life as a kid would be used as a defense? Like, he's like this because of XYZ...

My point is that some stuff about the family could come up.

With charges like this, Josh's only defense is someone else downloaded those pictures.  There is no defending the images and why Josh may have downloaded them.  

**Standard I am not a lawyer disclaimer**

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2 minutes ago, Oldernowiser said:

Man, JerJer has got to be PISSED.

 

2 minutes ago, Future Cat Lady said:

Jeremy staying off social media? How will he live without it?

Jeremy doesn't seem to handle adversity well at all. This seems like the sort of thing that could really make him snap. 

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So with this third party custodian, can it be a family member? I can just see JB forcing Jana to do this because, JB...

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11 minutes ago, Annb67 said:

She knew this shit was going on and did nothing. I won’t be convinced of anything else.

Even if she didn't, if he has to stay away from children, she won't have any choice but to leave him and cut him off from seeing them.

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The Dugger's are done!   This just killed the show (which I haven't watched or cared about in years).   I think advertisers, book deals, speaking engagements will all be canceled across the board.  They better all look for real jobs.    I don't feel sorry for any of them (except all the minor children).  These holy-rollers thought God would save them, but they got too greedy.    

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5 minutes ago, Future Cat Lady said:

Jeremy staying off social media? How will he live without it?

 He’ll start living off aldi food and thrift store clothes. I’m thinking he’ll be getting a call from McArthur this weekend. Well, I mean the phone will ring and Jeremy will ignore it until someone from the seminary comes to remove them from the house.

How the mighty have fallen!

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2 minutes ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

With charges like this, Josh's only defense is someone else downloaded those pictures.  There is no defending the images and why Josh may have downloaded them.  

**Standard I am not a lawyer disclaimer**

His actions are undefendable, but they might try to explain why he's like that. Also, wouldn't he be evaluated to see if he's at risk of doing it again.

I'm not a lawyer either.

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5 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

I wonder how they will handle their SM going forward.

The girls have been using Instagram to be influencers so Josh has ruined income opportunities for most of the family.

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5 minutes ago, xtwheeler said:

From way back -- Josh is being arraigned in Federal Court. Federal Court does not allow cameras, though they will release an audio recording to satisfy due process. 

The ban on cameras no doubt refers to media coverage, which is a different thing.

As a general rule courtrooms and court proceedings are and must be public.   Yes, there is such a thing as confidential proceedings, but this does not qualify.  If the public does not have access to the courtroom and the proceedings, such as in a pandemic, livestreaming has been used to satisfy the requirement.   

When proceedings here resumed as Zoom hearings after a few days closure last year livestreaming wasn't initially happening.  Very quickly motions began to crop up regarding due process and State Court Administrators Office notified all State Courts that proceedings had to be publicly available (livestreamed) with the exception of those rare matters that would not have had open courtrooms if conducted in person.  It gets very confusing when you deal with matters for which the files are confidential, yet the proceedings are in fact livestreamed because the courtroom is technically open to the public.   You can watch the hearing live, yet if you attempt to look up the case online or request records from the court you are prevented because the file is confidential.  I don't make the rules, I just have to follow them. 

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6 minutes ago, Oldernowiser said:

It’s like that “if a tree falls in a forest” thing…if Jeremy isn’t on social, does he still exist?

Nope lol

Nice to see you back!

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Guidelines for the thread:

Charges have been made public that specifically name possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material, discussion of charges are allowed. However, discussion of victims, or possible victims (and their identities) related to these charges are NOT ALLOWED
We are not here to provide content for ghoulish rubbernecking- there is no need to discuss the graphic details related to these charges, the moderators are not going to police posts for graphic content- posts will be removed and violators will be warned. Do not attempt to circumvent this guideline with spoiler tags.

You MAY discuss the 2015 scandals, and any statement a NOW ADULT victim has made public as previously instructed, but speculation on unnamed victims or minor victims is NOT allowed. 

Jokes, asides, memes etc regarding the sexual assault of anyone, INCLUDING Josh Duggar are not allowed.

As of May 10, 2021: Please respect the privacy of the Reber family, discussion of their social media postings, public statements to the press/court testimony are acceptable. Discussion of their activities on their property, their schedule, where/how they run their errands not acceptable. Again, discussion of social media/court statements/public statements to the press- FINE, "So and So saw the Rebers standing in their yard/grocery shopping/getting gas"- NOT fine. 

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