Josh Duggar sentenced to over 12 years in prison for child pornography

Former reality television star Josh Duggar went through sentencing earlier this week and found himself subject to over 12 years in federal prison. 

According to The Hill, the sentencing was handed down on Wednesday months after being convicted in Arkansas of possessing child pornography. 

Federal judge Timothy Brooks sentenced the former television star to 151 months in prison following his December 2021 conviction, Fox 24 reported.

Duggar rested a new trial on Tuesday, which Brooks turned down in a 29-page opinion saying there was “ample evidence he viewed the images of child pornography that had been downloaded to his business computer.”

Duggar rose to fame with the rest of his family on the TLC show “19 Kinds and Counting” and was arrested in April of 2021 before standing trial in December.

Investigators found around 200 images of sexual abuse of children ranging from toddlers to 12-year-olds with federal investigators saying it was some of the worst content they have ever been forced to review.

Duggar’s attorney Travis Story tells TMZ, “We’re grateful the judge dismissed Count 2 and rejected the Government’s request for a 240-month sentence. We look forward to continuing the fight on appeal.”

Previous allegations against Duggar in 2015 caused TLC to cancel the reality show and caused aggressive backlash from members of both the Christian and non-Christian communities.