Protection attorneys for former actuality TV star Josh Duggar have begun presenting their case to a federal jury with testimony from a pc analyst who mentioned it is attainable that the pc the place baby pornography was downloaded may have been accessed remotely.
The testimony from forensic laptop analyst Michele Bush got here hours after a Duggar household pal testified below questioning from prosecutors that Duggar admitted in 2003 to molesting 4 younger women, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Duggar, 33, is charged with receiving and possessing baby pornography and faces as much as 20 years in jail on every rely if convicted. His federal trial started final week in northwest Arkansas.
The prosecution rested its case Monday and Duggar’s attorneys started calling witnesses shortly thereafter.
Protection attorneys for Duggar have argued that another person downloaded or positioned the kid pornography onto the pc at Duggar’s office, noting that no baby pornography was discovered on Duggar’s cellphone or laptop computer.
However federal prosecutors have detailed logs displaying, minute by minute, the exercise on Duggar’s laptop that alternated between him sending private messages, downloading baby porn and saving footage of notes.
Duggar, featured on TLC’s “19 Youngsters and Counting” present, was charged in April. Prosecutors say baby pornography was downloaded to the pc in Might 2019.
TLC pulled the fact TV present in 2015 over revelations that Duggar had molested 4 of his sisters and a babysitter. In 2015, Duggar publicly apologized for his pornography habit and dishonest on his spouse, calling himself “the most important hypocrite ever.”
Duggar’s trial is going on as his father, Jim Bob Duggar, runs in a particular election for a vacant state Senate seat in northwest Arkansas. Jim Bob Duggar was additionally featured prominently on the TLC present and beforehand served within the Arkansas Home.
Jim Bob Duggar is one in all 4 Republicans in search of their get together’s nomination. Early voting was to start Tuesday and the first is about for Dec. 14.