Josh Duggar will spend the next 12.5 years in a Texas prison

Jail time in Texas
Josh's new
Seagoville is known for its rehabilitation programs
Josh must decide if he wants to attend rehabilitation
Between 12 and 13 years in jail
Convicted in December
Delayed sentencing
Acquittal or new trial denied
Up to forty years
Wife Anna Duggar requested leniency for her husband
Prosecutors seek maximum sentence
Duggar's past issues with his sister included in court testimony
Duggar past behavior is
The prosecution argues Josh has a willingness to act on his inappropriate interests
Josh altered his computer so Anna wouldn't catch on
Prosecution believes Josh will not take steps to change his behavior
Josh was arrested in April 2021
CSAM files were found on Josh's computer
One of 19 kids, father to 7 children
Josh's actions caused TLC to cancel his family's tv show
Josh never had to face the consequences
Jail time in Texas

Fallen former reality star Josh Duggar will be living in Texas for the next twelve and half years. Following his sentencing for possession of CSAM, Josh has been moved to Seagoville prison, twenty miles to the south of Austin.

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Josh's new "home"

Duggar's legal team requested he be sent to the Federal Corrections Institution in Seagoville, Texas, as it would be the most accessible facility for Josh's family and friends to visit him.

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Seagoville is known for its rehabilitation programs

Luckily for the 34-year-old convicted felon, Judge Brooks agreed that the facility would be beneficial to Josh. It is known for having a good program for those who have committed crimes, similar to Duggar's.

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Josh must decide if he wants to attend rehabilitation

Nonetheless, while Judge Brooks has highly recommended that Duggar undergo rehabilitation while behind bars, he is not legally required to do so.

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Between 12 and 13 years in jail

Josh Duggar faced with the repercussions of his actions on May 25. Duggar was sentenced to 151 months of jail time, between 12 and 13 years, for downloading horrendous images of child mistreatment.

"Likely to offend again"

Prior to the sentence being revealed, Dustin Roberts of the prosecution asked that Josh receive 240 months, arguing that children must be protected from Josh Duggar, adding, "He is likely to offend again."

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Convicted in December

The 34-year-old was found guilty of possessing and receiving inappropriate, illegal images of children on December 9, 2022, following a two-week trial.

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Delayed sentencing

Following a request by Mr. Duggar to postpone his sentencing date, which was set for April 5, Judge Timothy L Brooks (pictured) approved the request, and the sentencing date was moved to May 25, 2022.

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Acquittal or new trial denied

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks denied Duggar's request for an acquittal or a new trial.

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Up to forty years

Duggar faced up to forty years behind bars, twenty years for each charge he was found guilty of. However, Josh Duggar's legal team requested that he only be sentenced to five years in prison.

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Wife Anna Duggar requested leniency for her husband

Josh's lawyers presented several letters to the court, including letters from his wife, Anna Duggar, and his mother, Michelle Duggar, in which they praised his character and asked for leniency. Nonetheless, the prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence for Josh Duggar's crimes.

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Prosecutors seek maximum sentence

The prosecutors cited the children's ages in the images Duggar downloaded and the truly graphic nature of the photographs.

Duggar's past issues with his sister included in court testimony

They also included court testimony regarding Duggar's inappropriate behavior towards his younger sisters when he was a teenager.

Duggar past behavior is "alarming"

In their sentencing memorandum, the federal prosecutors wrote that Duggar's behavior in the past "provides an alarming window into the extent of his s**ual interest in children that the Court should consider at sentencing."

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The prosecution argues Josh has a willingness to act on his inappropriate interests

The court filing also said, "This past conduct, when viewed alongside the conduct for which he has been convicted, makes clear that Duggar has a deep-seated, pervasive, and violent s**ual interest in children, and a willingness to act on that interest."

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Josh altered his computer so Anna wouldn't catch on

In addition, prosecutors highlighted that Josh Duggar's computer was partitioned to evade accountability software installed by his wife, Anna Duggar, set up to report searches for adult content.

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Prosecution believes Josh will not take steps to change his behavior

"There is simply no indication that Duggar will ever take the steps necessary to change this pattern of behavior and address his predilection for minor females," prosecutors wrote.

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Josh was arrested in April 2021

Josh Duggar was arrested in April 2021 after a police detective from Little Rock discovered that CSAM (horrific pictures with young children) files were shared by a computer that was traced to Josh.

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CSAM files were found on Josh's computer

During his trial, investigators testified that CSAM images were downloaded in 2019 onto a computer kept at the car dealership owned by Josh Duggar.

One of 19 kids, father to 7 children

The eldest in a large family of nineteen children, Josh Duggar, a father of seven children himself, has abused youngsters in the past.

Josh's actions caused TLC to cancel his family's tv show

In 2015 his family's reality show on TLC, '19 Kids and Counting', was canceled when allegations that Josh had "inappropriately touched" his younger sisters and a babysitter years before came to light.

Josh never had to face the consequences

In 2006 the authorities received a tip from a family friend and began to investigate the misconduct. However, due to the statute of limitations, the investigation was halted as any possible charges had expired.

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