Josh Duggar News: Attorneys Claim Josh’s ‘Body Parts’ Were ‘Manipulated’ and ‘Posed’ for Unnecessary Photo

Fans of the Duggar family follow the Josh Duggar news closely. Federal agents arrested Josh in April 2021 on suspicion of downloading and obtaining child sexual abuse material. Now, the trial date draws near — and fans and critics continue to learn more about what’s happening behind the scenes. Sources now claim Josh’s defense team is asking the judge to not use photos taken of Josh during his arrest.

Josh Duggar’s trial is coming in November 2021

Josh Duggar of the Duggar family half in the shadows at a conference
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Duggar news continues to capture all of the details of Josh Duggar’s arrest. Back in November 2019, Homeland Security raided the car lot where Josh works — and that raid seems to clearly connect with Josh’s alleged crimes in 2021. An affidavit by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Gerald Faulkner notes FBI officials visited Wholesale Motorcars to seize the computer that allegedly had child sexual abuse content downloaded onto it. They firmly believe Josh did the downloading.

So far, Josh pleads not guilty. The judge originally set the trial for July 2021, but his defense team asked to push it back well into 2022. The judge decided they could delay the trial to November 2021. But some Duggar family followers think Jim Bob Duggar, Josh’s father, will prevent Josh from heading to trial. Many suspect Jim Bob will encourage Josh to take a plea deal. Going to trial may further damage the family’s name and reputation.

Duggar news: Attorneys say unnecessary photos were taken during arrest

In more recent Josh Duggar news, his defense team now requests the photos of Josh taken during his arrest are not presented during the trial. According to Insider, Josh’s team filed a motion asking the judge to remove the photos. The photos allegedly show Josh’s hands and feet during his arrest.

According to the defense team, authorities didn’t have a warrant to take the photos. They then noted, “Duggar’s body parts were manipulated and he was required to pose for the photographs” after Josh “self-surrendered as instructed.” Additionally, Josh’s defense team noted the photographs went against Josh’s rights.

This news comes after his defense team argued with prosecutors over a screenshot. Insider notes the screenshot allegedly showed how three police officers from three Arkansas police departments also downloaded the sexual abuse images from Josh’s same car dealership IP address. But only the Little Rock Police Department contacted agents about their alleged findings.

Did Josh Duggar’s wife know about his alleged crimes?

Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna Duggar, hasn’t publicly reacted to the Duggar news regarding her husband’s alleged crimes. While other Duggar family members have spoken out regarding Josh’s arrest, Anna’s remained suspiciously quiet on social media. Current rumors suggest she continues to spend time with Josh at his host family’s home. Additionally, rumors suggest her family takes care of the couple’s six children while she stays with Josh.

Anna is spending most of her time with Josh at the Rebers, and her family has stepped in to help raise all their kids,” a source alleged to The Sun. “She takes them to visit him or they are looked after while she’s there alone. Despite what he’s been charged with, she refuses to believe he’s guilty.”

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