Josh Dugar has filed an official appeal to plead guilty to child sexual abuse
Josh Duggar is hoping for a legal miracle.
On June 3, the lawyers of the humiliated reality star formally filed papers to plead guilty to their client in a count of possession of child pornography.
The filing states that Dugar “thus appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from the judgment of this court in a criminal case.”
It states that “Dugar respectfully provides notice of his intent to evaluate and follow any and all meritorious arguments in his application.”
The father of seven was convicted on December 9 of illegally downloading sex graphic material – photos and videos of children under the age of 12, many of whom were involved in sexual harassment.
He was sentenced on May 25 to 151 months in federal prison.
Even after his final release, Dugar will be banned from using the Internet outside of work; Viewing any form of pornography is prohibited; And it is also forbidden to spend careless time with any minor.
With her own children.
The day before his sentencing, Dugar was denied in court when he asked a judge to order a retrial … or to overturn the jury’s decision and acquit him of all charges.
At the time, Duggar’s attorneys argued that the government had not released its evidence against Duggar in a timely manner and that there was a lack of evidence that Duggar had viewed pornography found on his work computer.
However, the judge rejected those claims.
He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
As we type, Dugar is being held in the Washington County Jail as he awaits transfer to the Federal Detention Center.
Neither he nor his wife or his parents spoke of his conviction last month, although both Michelle Dugar and Anna Duggar wrote letters before Duggar’s sentencing, urging the judge to limit his prison term to just five years.
In the end, Josh was sentenced more than twice.
Even if he behaves well, he must be sentenced to 85 percent of this sentence … which is behind a decade of imprisonment.
“In my opinion, Judge Timothy L. Brooks was justified in his decision that Josh was given a sentence that would be considered moderate for the crime he committed,” Jason Dugar wrote in a lengthy statement shared in his Instagram story today after his brother was convicted.
Dugar’s response to the regime continued:
“My heart goes out to my brother for the choices he has made, his actions do not reflect that of a Christian and have undoubtedly insulted the name of my Lord and Savior !!
“Joshua’s bad decisions have greatly affected the people around him, especially his wife, seven children and our family as a whole.”
Overall, however, Jason said he could not go completely back to any of the relatives.
“I will never stop loving my brother, no matter what he does, just as my Savior forgave me so I forgave my brother for his wrongdoing!” He concludes.
“My prayer is that God will use this situation to make him truly humble and make a real difference in his life!”
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