WARNING: The following information detailed in this article is deeply disturbing.
Josh Duggar’s family is now reportedly getting legally involved in his child pornography case. According to legal documents obtained by People, the Duggar family has reportedly filed two motions to dismiss his case.
The motions, which were filed on Friday, August 21, are asked that Josh’s case be dismissed because of “technicalities over who was running the Department of Homeland Security at the time of their investigation.” The motions further say that “investigators failed to ‘preserve potentially exculpatory evidence.’”
Two Motions Filed In an Attempt to Get Josh Duggar’s Child Pornography Case Dismissed
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According to prosecutors, over 200 images of children were found on Josh’s computer. The DHS ran forensic analysis on an HP computer and a MacBook that included a backup of an iPhone, all of which are believed to have been owned by the 33-year-old father of six, soon-to-be seven, People reports.
Further as Mamas Uncut previously reported, agent Gerald Faulkner had also revealed in his testimony that files allegedly found on Josh Duggar’s computer revealed the sex abuse of a child ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age. Faulkner also added that the images were “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.”
And additional court documents suggest that “Detective Amber Kalmer in Little Rock, Arkansas, used a law enforcement tool to download files depicting the sexual abuse of children directly from the user of a single Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address over the BitTorrent peer-to-peer network.” According to Detective Kalmer’s report, she found a “zip file of 65 photos of naked girls between the ages of 7 and 9, ” including a video that depicted a child being raped by an adult man.
As agent Faulkner continued in his testimony, following their disturbing discovery, other people who had access to Duggar’s computer and electronic devices were also interviewed in November 2019. Of those people who reportedly at access, their personal devices were found clear of child pornography.
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However, in the motions, Duggar’s lawyers claim that the child pornography found on Josh’s devices could have been transferred from someone else. They further claimed that investigators “’preserved no evidence whatsoever’ from the witnesses’ devices.”
“The problem is that [DHS’ Homeland Security Investigations division] may have not identified evidence of child pornography during the field examination of these devices — but failed to preserve other potentially exculpatory evidence. For example, the devices may have contained content as to whether these devices had any relevant internet search history, any evidence associated with the so-called ‘dark web’ and/or the Bit Torrent network, any metadata that might pinpoint the whereabouts of the devices at various dates and times, and the list goes on.”
Josh Duggar’s trial is set to begin on November 30, the same month Josh’s wife, Anna, is rumored to give birth to their seventh child, who is a girl.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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