With Josh Duggar’s trial expected to wrap up within the next couple of days, the judge has allowed his previous confessions of molestations to be used as evidence. Currently, Josh Duggar is on trial for downloading child pornography on his work computer in May of 2019.
Josh had pleaded not guilty. Should he be found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
Jill Duggar Dillard Set to Testify as Recording of Josh Duggar Talking With Agents Is Revealed: ‘Is Something Going on on My Devices?’
Currently, a close family friend has spoken out against Josh’s actions back when he was a teenager. Bobye Holt’s testimony revealed Josh’s abhorrent behavior in detail, including the moments when he admitted to her that he molested four young girls, one event occurring during bible study, the other while the girl was sleeping.
According to The Sun, several family members have been in attendance over the last few days. Those family members include Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard, Justin Duggar, his wife Claire, and his mother-in-law Hilary, Joy-Anna’s husband, Austin Forsyth, and Josh’s wife Anna.
The Sun also reported that many of these family members spoke to each other and they were even seen conversing with Josh, who was reportedly in high spirits. It has been reported that Jill Duggar will testify in court, Jill was one of the sisters who was revealed as one of Josh’s victims.
It remains unclear if Jill will be a witness for Josh’s defense or for the prosecution. Jill has been estranged from her family for some time, however, Derick was reported by The Sun to have been one of the family members who spoke to Josh.
Being that the judge banned all electronics inside the courtroom, reporters cannot make updates until there are breaks in the trial. It is unclear if Jill and her brother Jedidiah are scheduled to testify today or tomorrow, December 3.
Ahead of her testimony, Jill took to her public Instagram page to reveal her new look. The mom of two dyed her hair blonde. Her cousin Amy King, who seemingly spoke out against Josh in her Instagram story on Tuesday, also offered Jill her support.
“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes,” Amy quoted while tagging Jill’s Instagram as well as Bobye Holt’s. Holt then re-shared that sentiment.
The jury was played the recording of Josh Duggar’s arrest. While the warrant was executed, Josh waived his Miranda rights. “I’ve watched my friends answer things and they get ’em,” he said in the recording. “Statutes are broad.”
Duggar, at the time, was described as “agreeable and responsive” but only to a point as he was also called “careful” so he didn’t share too much. Agent Gerald Faulkner, who has described the images found on Duggar’s computer as the “worst” he’s ever seen in the past, said Duggar was calm and had no visible reaction when they arrived with the warrant.
However, while Duggar may have tried to be careful with his words, Agent Faulkner admitted some things Josh said did surprise him. “Mr. Duggar turned in his chair, facing me and Mr. Aycock, and asked, ‘Is this about someone downloading child pornography?'” Faulkner recalled.
Faulkner said the comment was unprovoked and right before the recorder was turned on. Nonetheless, heard on the recording, Josh admitted to using the “Dark Web” to “upload pictures” for his business.
Duggar mentioned he used the Tor browser, which, according to People, “is used for various reasons — including illegal ones — because it greatly masks Internet activity.” “I would not think the ‘Dark Web’ would be the best place to do that,” Faulker added.
Further, Duggar could be heard saying, “So is that what you’re saying is going on? What is the scope? Is something going on on my devices?”
“In the scope of your investigation, I guess you’ll narrow it down … [and] know if it’s any of the devices here,” he said. And when asked if he was aware of any “red flags” or if anything accidentally happened that he was worried about, Josh responded by saying, “Not at all.”
Later in the recording, Josh started asking questions after learning that they were investigating a device on his IP address that was sharing sexual abuse images. It was then that agents told him, “At this point, it’s probably best if you just listen.”
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