Feds allege Josh Duggar had trove of child porn on computer


Ex-reality TV star Josh Duggar allegedly had at least 65 images of child porn on his computer — as well as a program that was supposed to alert his wife when he viewed X-rated material, a federal agent testified in court on Wednesday.

Some of sick pics were “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine” Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner said during Duggar’s detention hearing in Arkansas, People reported.

Duggar, 33, is accused of downloading the files onto a computer at his now-shuttered used car dealership over three days in May 2019.

Agents raided the Springdale, Ark., business in November 2019 and seized Duggar’s computer and cellphone.

Authorities allegedly found a trove of child porn — including one file that depicted sex abuse involving children ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age, the report said.

Agents also allegedly discovered a two-minute video that showed a man sexually abusing two girls aged between 5 and 10 years old, Faulkner testified, according to The Sun.

The files were initially flagged by a police detective in Little Rock and then allegedly traced to Duggar’s IP address at Wholesale Motorcars, according to People.

When agents got to the dealership and asked to speak to Duggar he “spontaneously” responded, “What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?” — before even knowing what the investigation was about, Faulkner said.

Duggar was asked about seeing or having child abuse material in his possession and allegedly replied, “I’d rather not answer that question.”

The computer also had a program called “Covenant Eyes,” which Faulkner described as “accountability software” that monitors and reports vile internet use to a partner, and is meant to help people with porn addictions.

The program, Faulkner alleged, was registered to Duggar and set up to send reports to his wife Anna — who is expecting the couple’s seventh child.

Friends and family allegedly told investigators at the time that Duggar had a porn addiction.

Josh Duggar has pleaded not guilty to the charges he's facing.
Josh Duggar has pleaded not guilty to the charges he’s facing.
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The former star of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” has been held at the Washington County Detention Center since his arrest on Thursday.

He has pleaded not guilty to one count each of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. If convicted, Duggar faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000. 


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