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Testifying for the prosecution, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Gerald Faulkner alleged downloaded computer files depicting sex abuse on May 14, 15 and 16 of 2019. The files were initially flagged by a police detective in Little Rock, Ark., and then allegedly traced to Duggar’s IP address on a computer at his workplace at the time, the Wholesale Motorcars dealership.

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According to Faulkner, one file depicted child sex abuse involving children ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age. Faulkner described the images as “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.”

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Faulkner recalled when homeland security officials raided Duggar’s car dealership and asked to speak with him, without informing him they were investigating child , the T.V. personality “spontaneously” responded, “What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?”

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The special agent alleged that when Duggar was asked point blank about seeing or having child sex abuse material in his possession, he responded with, “I’d rather not answer that question.”

Duggar also allegedly had a program on his computer called “Covenant Eyes,” which Faulkner described as “accountability software” that monitors and reports objectionable internet use to a partner and is meant to help people with porn addictions. According to to the agent, the program was registered to Duggar and would send reports to his wife, Anna, although Covenant Eyes was reportedly unable to detect the illegal internet usage on the password-protected network he used.

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As OK! previously reported, Duggar was arrested on Thursday, April 29, by federal agents in Arkansas and charged on two counts: receipt and possession of child pornography, which he pleaded not guilty to, according to the indictment. 

“Between on or about May 14, 2019, and on or about May 16, 2019,” Duggar “knowingly received child pornography,” the document read. He “knowingly possessed material that contained images of child pornography,” which violated Title 18 of United States Code.

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Duggar has been charged in a two-count indictment. He has pled not guilty to both charges and we intend to defend this case aggressively and thoroughly. In this country, no one can stop prosecutors from charging a crime. But when you’re accused, you can fight back in the courtroom — and that is exactly what Josh intends to do,” his attorneys, Justin Gelfand, Travis W. Story and Greg Payne, said in a statement.

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