Josh Duggar child porn trial continued to November; TLC cancels ‘Counting On’

News

Josh Duggar mug shot from Washington County Jail in Fayetteville, AR. Sketch of Duggar in federal court for a detention hearing. | Sketches by John Kushmaul

ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — A five-month extension has been granted for Josh Duggar’s child pornography trial, according to documents from the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Arkansas Fayetteville Division.

A jury trial has been ordered to begin Nov. 30 at 9 a.m., with a pretrial conference on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

“The court grants this continuance based on its finding that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial,” the court order stated.

Duggar, 33, was charged in a two-count indictment alleging receipt and possession of child pornography. He pleaded not guilty to both counts and was granted release from the Washington County Detention Center in early May. He remains in the custody of a third-party custodian in Washington County.

If the former reality star faces up to 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine if convicted of both charges.

According to a report from Us Weekly, TLC confirmed that the show “Counting On” has been canceled:

“TLC will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On,” the network said to Us Weekly. “TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”

Right before the announcement of Duggar’s federal indictment, he and his wife announced her pregnancy, their daughter is expected in the fall.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on NBC4i.com

Today's Central OH Forecast

Get severe weather email alerts

Don't Miss

Local News

Updated Morning Forecast: July 28, 2021

Young Union County gymnasts gather to support Biles, Olympic team

Police: Father killed by son during argument in east Columbus

Officer shot, second injured responding to Nelsonville domestic dispute

Woman dies after shooting in west Columbus

Columbus Public Health says new mask mandate unlikely as COVID-19 cases rise

More Local News