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The defense took a break Tuesday from the Arkansas federal trial against former reality TV star Josh Duggar after prosecutors harshly questioned a computer expert during a state inquiry. prison for each crime if convicted. His federal trial began last week. The prosecution put the case on hold on Monday, and Duggar’s attorneys began calling witnesses shortly after. The defense argued that someone downloaded or put child pornography on a computer at Duggar’s workplace, noting that no child pornography was found on the phone or laptop. by Duggar. KNWA-TV reported. Bush told the defense that she testified several times in court as an expert witness. But when challenged by prosecutor William Clayman about how many times she had testified in a federal criminal case, she first said she would have to do a background check, then admit during subsequent interrogation that the Duggar case might be her first, the station. reported. The second day of Bush’s testimony came hours after a Duggar family friend testified that Duggar admitted in 2003 to sexually harassing four young girls, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The show “19 Kids and Counting,” premiered in April. Prosecutors say child pornography was downloaded to a computer in May 2019. In 2015, Duggar publicly apologized. because of his addiction to pornography and cheating on his wife, calling himself “the biggest hypocrite ever.” Duggar’s trial was underway when his father, Jim Bob Duggar, entered a special election for an vacated Senate seat in the northwest. Arkansas. Jim Bob Duggar has also been featured on the TLC program and previously served at Arkansas House. Jim Bob Duggar is one of four Republicans seeking their party’s nomination. Early voting began on Tuesday, and preliminary voting is set for December 14.

The defense took a break Tuesday from the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor harshly questioned a computer expert during a state cross-examination.

Duggar, 33, was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography and faces 20 years in prison on each count if convicted. His federal trial began last week. The prosecution put the case on hold on Monday, and Duggar’s attorneys began calling witnesses soon after.

Under questioning by Duggar’s lawyers, forensic computer analyst Michele Bush said the computer that downloaded child pornography could have been accessed remotely. The defense argued that someone downloaded or placed child pornography on a computer at Duggar’s workplace, noting that no child pornography was found on the phone or laptop. Duggar’s hand.

But Bush admitted to prosecutors that the 10 years of experience she claimed as a forensic computer analyst included time as a college student, KNWA-TV reported.

Bush told the defense that she testified several times in court as an expert witness. But when challenged by prosecutor William Clayman about how many times she had testified in a federal criminal case, she first said she would have to do a background check, then admit during subsequent interrogation that the Duggar case might be her first, the station. reported.

Closing arguments were scheduled for Wednesday with jury deliberation to follow.

The second day of Bush’s testimony comes hours after a Duggar family friend testified that Duggar admitted in 2003 to sexually abusing four young girls, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Duggar, who appeared on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April. Prosecutors say child pornography was downloaded to a computer in May 2019.

TLC pulled the reality TV show in 2015 because it was revealed that Duggar had sexually abused his four sisters and a babysitter. In 2015, Duggar publicly apologized for his porn addiction and cheating on his wife, calling himself “the biggest hypocrite ever.”

Duggar’s trial was underway as his father, Jim Bob Duggar, ran in a special election for a vacant state Senate seat in northwest Arkansas. Jim Bob Duggar has also been featured on the TLC program and previously served in the Arkansas House.

Jim Bob Duggar is one of four Republicans seeking their party’s nomination. Early voting begins on Tuesday, and primaries are set for December 14.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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