Josh Duggar's trial is just a few days away: Will interested parties get to witness the process?
The multiple sex offender and 19 Kids and Counting alum Josh Duggar will be tried in a few days. The Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 29 November, and jury selection starts on 30 November at Fayetteville District Court. However, federal judges have declared that Duggar's trial won't be televised.
Prohibiting laptops, phones, or recording devices in Josh's child pornography trial, US District Judge Timothy L. Brooks has given his ruling. "The general public and the media are prohibited from entering the courts with mobile phones, recording devices, or other types of electronic devices such as laptop computers and tablets," Brooks said.
Duggar faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Photo Source: Cheat Sheet
Interested parties will have to stay connected to various websites to keep tabs on Duggar's trail, but there won't be visuals from the court. The prosecution has reported that the trial could take three days of evidence, possibly lasting another day. Duggar, 33, faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each count if convicted.
Duggar was charged with two counts of child pornography, both possessing and downloading child pornography, earlier this year. As per the court documents, Duggar downloaded the child sexual abuse material, some displaying the abuse of children as young as 12. The former reality television star pleaded not guilty.
Federal judges ordered no phone or recording devices in Josh's trial. Source: US Weekly
The headlines of Duggar's arrest broke days later his wife, Anna Duggar, announced she was expecting their 7th child. "It's a GIRL," Anna wrote. "We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can't wait to hold her in our arms this fall," she added.