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Josh Duggar’s child pornography trial kicked off this week in northwest Arkansas, and much of the trial discussion centered around the myriad of ways the “19 Kids and Counting” star allegedly tried. to cover their tracks.

The 33-year-old father of seven is charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography and faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.

Here is the timeline of the trial this week:

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Wednesday December 1

Ahead of Duggar’s trial on Wednesday, US District Judge Timothy Brooks dismissed a petition by Duggar’s lawyers to bar jurors from hearing evidence he admitted to assaulting four girls almost 20 years ago .

In court, defense attorneys for Duggar argued that Duggar was not the one who downloaded the allegedly inappropriate material to his HP all-in-one desktop computer at the family’s used car dealership.

The defense contends that since no child pornography was found on Duggar’s personal iPhone or MacBook Pro laptop, he clearly could not be responsible for the material found on his work device and that someone was other placed the images on the computer.

However, federal prosecutors have presented a wealth of evidence to the contrary, including exhibits and time stamps purported to show breadcrumbs of Duggar’s alleged activity.

Thursday 2 December

Duggar was joined by his wife on his way to court on Thursday.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Constable Gerald Faulkner spoke Thursday morning.

A KNWA reporter in the courtroom said the Twitter that Faulkner was asked about why some cellphones were taken as evidence and others were not. The defense questioned Faulkner about another employee who Faulkner said was not screened because he was believed to be in another state at the time of the alleged crimes, The Sun reported. Faulkner added that he had not explored the possibility of remote access, according to the outlet.

When the prosecution questioned Faulkner, the officer reportedly said that if there was any evidence of hacking or the other employee’s presence at the scene, an investigation would have been initiated. He claimed officers had no legal reason to search the employee’s phone.

Video and photo elements of alleged child sexual abuse material were also presented to the jury detailing Duggar’s alleged online presence.

James Fottrell, Justice Department director for child exploitation, spoke on Thursday and explained to what extent the dark web browser Tor that Duggar allegedly used to cover his tracks could be used to surf the web in such a way anonymous, according to The Sun.

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During his testimony, Fottrell explained that in order for Linux to be installed on any computer, someone must physically initiate the action and must be physically present when the device starts up.

The court then showed a cache file for Tor that included recently used downloads, and a Linux partition revealed Duggar’s name and address.

The court was then shown thumbnail files of cases in which alleged images of minors deemed sexually suggestive had been kept.

The 33-year-old father of seven is charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.
(Washington County Police Department)

Photos of the graphic images were presented to the jury and described by James Fottrell.

He said the photos were popular commercial images of child sexual abuse material.

Additional testimony was heard by Marshall Kennedy, a computer forensic analyst (CFA) at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), who was the sixth prosecution witness called to testify.

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Kennedy, who is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) working group, explained the process used by DWIs to create “forensic images” of seized devices, which allow them to view the contents of electronic devices. in read-only mode which prevents the possibility of data corruption or deletion, according to FOX24.

Justin Duggar is seen here giving a thumbs up as he leaves the courthouse where his brother Josh is on trial.
(Licence The Sun/News)

He admitted that investigators had found no incriminating evidence on Duggar’s iPhone or MacBook Pro laptop.

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However, investigators have previously argued that Duggar used his work computer at the family’s used car dealership to allegedly download the explicit material.

Josh’s younger brother Justin Duggar raised his eyebrows on Thursday when he was pictured thumbing his thumbs up for the cameras as he left the courthouse. Amy King apparently commented on Justin’s photo taking the internet when she wrote about TwitterAlso, you don’t give a thumbs-up smile when you go into a situation like this. Where’s the respect? “

In another tweet, King wrote, “It’s good to show emotions, especially when it’s a heartbreaking situation. It doesn’t matter if the cameras are there. Be fair for once. “

Friday December 3

Fottrell continued his testimony on Friday and provided details obtained from a backup of Duggar’s iPhone, made on a MacBook Pro laptop, which placed the phone in the parking lot on the exact dates and times that the illegal material was downloaded, viewed and shared on the dealership’s desktop, KNWA-TV reported in Fayetteville.

James Follett, a senior forensic analyst with Homeland Security, said on Friday that a car receipt naming “Josh” as the sales agent was found behind the bulkhead where child pornography was uploaded, the Democrat-Gazette reported. . And the password to access the hidden section was a variation of the passwords Duggar had used on other devices for at least five years.

The “19 Kids and Counting” star faces 20 years in prison on each count if found guilty on the counts.
(Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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Prosecutors say child pornography was downloaded to the computer in May 2019. Duggar was formally charged in April.

The judge said Friday that Duggar’s trial would likely continue at least midweek of next week, according to a court reporter working for The Sun.

Melissa Roberto, Jessica Napoli, Mariah Haas of Fox News as well as the Associated Press contributed to this report.



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