Why Judge Josh Duggar recommended serving time at Seagoville Prison

Josh Duggar, former star of TLC 19 children and counting, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for possession of child pornography. A judge recommended he serve his time in Seagoville Federal Penitentiary in Texas.

According to that New York Post, Western District of Arkansas Judge Timothy Brooks recommended the Seagoville prison because it has a “good” sex offender program. However, the judge also recommended another prison in Texarkana, Arkansas, but the final decision will depend on which facility has the right berth.

Wednesday’s announcement comes more than a year after Duggar was first arrested in April 2021 for receipt and possession of child pornography.

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19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Above, a handout photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office shows Duggar making his booking following his arrest April 29, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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“According to court documents and evidence presented at the trial, Joshua James Duggar, 34, of Springdale, repeatedly downloaded and viewed images and videos depicting child sexual abuse, including images of pre-adolescent children and depictions of sadistic abuse.” , the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas said in a press release following Duggar’s conviction.

The press release states that in 2019 Duggar used a “password-protected partition” on his computer’s hard drive to “avoid on-device pornography detection software.”

“Then in May 2019, he accessed the partition multiple times over a three-day period to download child sexual abuse material from the Internet. The password for the partition was the same one he used for other personal and family accounts,” the press release said.

According to US prosecutors, Duggar downloaded the illegal material while accessing the dark web and eventually removed the files from his computer.

During an undercover operation in Arkansas in 2019, law enforcement officers discovered Duggar’s activities with the online file-sharing program and eventually confiscated his vehicle and computer. After the investigation, authorities uncovered “significant evidence” linking Duggar to the illegal downloads, such as: B. geolocated images on his phone and time-stamped text messages.

“On December 9, 2021, a federal jury in the Western District of Arkansas convicted Duggar of receipt and possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” the press release said.

Corresponding persons Magazine, Duggar was convicted on two counts of receipt and possession of child pornography in December 2021; However, on Wednesday the court agreed to set aside the second charge.

In a statement sent to news weekDuggar’s attorney Justin K. Gelfand said, “We are grateful that the judge dismissed count 2 and denied the government’s request for a 240-month sentence.”

Gelfand continued, “We look forward to continuing the fight on appeal.”

https://www.newsweek.com/why-judge-recommended-josh-duggar-should-serve-time-seagoville-prison-1710229 Why Judge Josh Duggar recommended serving time at Seagoville Prison

Rick Schindler

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