Duggar brothers being sued by wife for porn found on her husband’s computer

Jill and Jessa Duggar’s brother Josh was the man in the pornographic photos found on his wife Anna Duggar’s work computer. He admitted to being the only one at his home on molestation charges,…

Duggar brothers being sued by wife for porn found on her husband’s computer

Jill and Jessa Duggar’s brother Josh was the man in the pornographic photos found on his wife Anna Duggar’s work computer. He admitted to being the only one at his home on molestation charges, but denied having paid for the images. Duggar also used the same software to search for explicit images of children.The evidence to be presented was primarily based on forensic analyst Jim Klein’s testimony over a two-and-a-half day period. The forensic findings are an eyewitness account that had Klein looking at computer operating systems by day and using an expert to analyze and render a forensic analysis by night. The defense brought no witnesses to the stand, although they provided Klein with some computer components and a BlackBerry.Judge Jeanine Paccione recessed for lunch for about an hour and did not provide an update on the status of the case.

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Duggar confessions:

At the time of the charges being filed in 2006, Duggar had already been out of the public eye as they had left the public eye two years prior. He stated that he was caught while looking up the family on an internet porn site. He changed his name after being charged with computer pornography. He worked at retail jobs, getting his U.S. citizenship, and attended a church called the Rockford Centre Church in Rockford, Illinois. Duggar did visit his family in 2015 and later visited with them in Springdale, Arkansas.

Jill and Jessa’s mom:

Mrs. Jim Bob and Mrs. Michelle Duggar were called to the stand to testify. They spoke about Jill and Jessa’s experience when they were still minors and were being home schooled. Mr. Jim Bob Duggar described Jill and Jessa as sweet and loving kids. He told the jury that he felt he could teach them any discipline he wanted to in any relationship and they knew that. They were pleased to continue home schooling.

Duggar’s father:

Mr. Jim Bob Duggar’s father, Mr. Jim Bob Hale, was called to the stand to testify. Mr. Hale was in Duggar’s home when the pornographic images were found. Mr. Hale appeared excited and proud. He testified that Duggar knew he had a daughter and he was trying to get rid of this information. Mr. Hale described his conversation with Duggar while he was in the woods along a road in Pekin, Illinois, with Josh. He described Duggar as mumbling to himself and then going into the woods. Duggar gave Mr. Hale a part of a computer.

Mr. Jim Bob Hale said Duggar said his little sister sent him a bad email and he was getting rid of it. Mr. Hale stated he asked Duggar what was in the computer and Duggar said he was getting rid of the porn. When asked what kind of porn, Mr. Hale said it was child pornography.

Mr. Josh Duggar’s statement to Mr. Hale:

Mr. Hale asked Duggar what was in the computer. Duggar said it was only child pornography.

Duggar’s other statements to the law enforcement officials:

Mr. Jim Bob Duggar testified that Duggar told him, “I’m not physically in the photo that was taken. I need your permission. I’m not doing it again.”

Attorneys on both sides rested their cases in U.S. District Court. Jim Bob Hale was excused as the defense did not need to call him as a witness.

Duggar defense:

The defense team cross-examined witnesses:

Mr. Jim Bob Hale said Duggar was honest with him and admitted to looking up pictures of children in a web site called “pictures of children.” Duggar said that he looked at the pictures of children to see if he looked like them, which struck Mr. Hale as unusual. Mr. Hale testified that Duggar was referring to 16 year old boys when he gave this statement. Mr. Hale stated that Duggar was looking at pictures of girls online, but not receiving them in his email.

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Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the verdict in the family court judge’s case ended in a mistrial.

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