Josh Duggar

American TV personality and sex offender (born 1988) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Joshua James Duggar (born March 3, 1988)[1] is an American convicted sex offender and former reality television personality. The eldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's nineteen children,[2] Duggar and his family gained fame as the focus of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, spun off from a series of television specials. Duggar served as the executive director of FRC Action, a lobbying political action committee sponsored by the Family Research Council, from June 2013 to May 2015. He resigned from the position after Duggar was reported to have molested multiple underage girls, including four of his siblings, when he was aged 14–15.[3]

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Josh Duggar
Duggar in September 2007
Joshua James Duggar

(1988-03-03) March 3, 1988 (age 35)
Occupation(s)Reality television personality, political activist
Years active2004–2015
Known for
Political partyRepublican
Criminal statusIncarcerated
Anna Keller
(m. 2008)
Parent(s)Jim Bob Duggar (father)
Michelle Duggar (mother)
Relatives18 siblings, including Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna
Conviction(s)Receipt of child pornography (18 U.S.C. § 2252)
Possession of child pornography (18 U.S.C. § 2252)
Criminal penalty12 years and 7 months in federal prison, 20 years supervised release, $10,000 fine, $40,100 special assessment

These revelations led to the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting on July 16, 2015.[4][5][6] The consequent fallout was named one of the "10 Big Scandals of 2015" by USA Today, and The Washington Post listed Duggar as one of the fifteen most hated people on the Internet for that year.[7][8]

On April 29, 2021, Duggar was arrested by U.S. Marshals on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.[9] He was found guilty on all charges on December 9, 2021.[10][11] He was sentenced to over 12 years in prison on May 25, 2022.[12]