Supreme Court Refuses Appeal By Ex Reality Star Josh Duggar | EUROtoday

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an attraction from Josh Duggar, a former actuality tv star convicted of downloading baby sexual abuse pictures.

Duggar was on the TLC present “19 Kids and Counting” along with his massive household earlier than his 2021 conviction.

The courtroom didn’t elaborate on the denial, as is typical.

Federal authorities investigated after police in Little Rock, Arkansas, discovered baby sexual abuse materials was being shared by a pc traced to him. Investigators testified that pictures depicting the sexual abuse of kids, together with toddlers, have been downloaded in 2019 onto a pc at a automobile dealership Duggar owned. He was sentenced to 12 and one-half years in jail.

Lower courts have upheld his conviction, rejecting Duggar’s argument that his attorneys ought to have been capable of ask concerning the prior sex-offense conviction of a former worker of the dealership who had used the identical pc. Duggar’s attorneys didn’t ask the previous worker to testify after the decide dominated they may not point out the prior conviction.

Duggar’s dad and mom mentioned after the allegations resurfaced in 2015 that he had confessed to the fondling and apologized privately. Duggar then apologized publicly for unspecified conduct and resigned as a lobbyist for the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group.