Law & Crime reports:
Former conservative activist and “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, who was indicted last week on child pornography offenses, asked a federal judge on Tuesday to send him back home to his wife and six children.
“Duggar is requesting that this court permit him to return home to his immediate family during the pendency of this case,” Duggar’s lawyer Justin K. Gelfand wrote in a nine-page brief. “The residents of his home are his wife (who is pregnant) and their six children.”
The New York Daily News reports:
The former “19 Kids and Counting” star asked the court to “release him on bail subject to a combination of conditions of release that will reasonably assure his appearance at trial and the safety of the community or any other person.”
The 33-year-old TV personality went on to argue that he has no criminal record and that, given his “widely recognizable face,” is not a flight risk.
Duggar “has no criminal convictions and has known about this federal criminal investigation since November 2019 when Homeland Security Investigations (‘HSI’) executed a search of Duggar’s prior workplace,” the court documents read. When asked to “voluntarily self-surrender” in his case, he “complied precisely as directed.”
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