Josh Duggar Asks for New Trial in Motion That Tried to Blame Former Employee for Gross Child Porn Found on His Work Computer

Josh Duggar in seen in his booking photo after being convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography. Washington County, Arkansas

Josh Duggar, the former reality-TV star convicted last month on child pornography charges, has requested a new trial and sought to blame a former employee for the illicit videos and photos found on his work computer.

Duggar’s attorneys filed a motion Wednesday evening asking the court to acquit Duggar of downloading and possessing child pornography, and complaining that their client was unfairly prevented from calling a “necessary witness” during the seven-day trial.

That witness was a person who had worked at Duggar’s used car lot in Springdale, Arkansas, the location where federal authorities found a desktop computer that had been used to download numerous videos and photos of child sexual abuse.

Duggar’s attorneys said in their motion that the former employee — who was also a registered sex offender — had “regularly used the desktop computer in the months and weeks leading up to May 2019.”

The child sexual abuse imagery found on Duggar’s computer had been downloaded on multiple occasions between May 14 and May 16, 2019.

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SOURCE: Insider, Michelle Mark