January 2022 Church & State Magazine | AU Bulletin

Josh Duggar, a former reality TV star and a one-time staff member at the Christian nationalist group Family Research Council (FRC), was found guilty of downloading and possessing child pornography during a trial last month.

Duggar, 33, who starred in the TLC series “19 Kids and Counting,” was arrested last April after investigators determined that he had downloaded pornographic images of children on a computer at a used car lot he owned in Springdale, Ark.

Duggar worked as executive director of FRC Action, the group’s lobbying arm, from June 2013 through May 2015. He resigned after news stories broke that he had molested young girls, including his own sisters, as a teenager. At the same time, reports surfaced that Duggar’s name had appeared on the files of a website that arranges illicit affairs, even though he’s married.

The Associated Press reported that a jury in Fayetteville found Duggar guilty after deliberating for about six hours. He will be sentenced later this year and faces up to 20 years in prison.