Josh Duggar & pregnant wife Anna bought land & mobile home for six kids just ONE WEEK before child pornography arrest
JOSH Duggar and his pregnant wife Anna bought land and a mobile home for their family of six children just one week before he was arrested for child pornography.
Josh, 33, was arrested and charged with possessing and receiving child pornography on April 29 of this year.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Anna, 33, purchased .272 acres of land under Ravenglass North, a business LLC in her name, on April 22.
According to property records, the land includes a 1,216 square-foot mobile home built in 1987.
The mobile home boasts one full bathroom and a wood deck.
The property cost just $1.
Josh and Anna had been living in a run-down warehouse on the Duggar family compound before his arrest.
The warehouse has been featured on the family’s now-canceled reality show Counting On, as Anna’s Instagram photos matched the inside of the space.
JOSH'S DISMISSAL REQUEST DENIED
Josh pleaded not guilty to the two child pornography counts.
Earlier this week, Josh appeared in court for a series of motions, including his request to have the entire case dismissed.
Attorneys for the disgraced 19 Kids and Counting star first filed a motion to dismiss the case because the government allegedly failed to “preserve potentially exculpatory evidence,” which is evidence favorable to a defendant that could exonerate him of the crime.
The court papers claimed certain people had access to Josh’s used car lot Wholesale Motorcars’ wireless internet.
Though law enforcement searched the witnesses’ devices, they allegedly “failed to preserve any evidence obtained during these searches.”
The first witness interviewed on December 16, 2019 is described as a “person of interest.”
The court papers read: “Witness #1 admitted to investigators he worked at the Car Lot at various times and that, on several occasions, he even stayed at the Car Lot overnight without Duggar’s knowledge or permission.
“Witness #1 admitted to viewing adult pornography through websites he accessed through the internet on his cellular phone and, when asked by these federal agents, denied viewing child pornography.”
The witness’ cell phone was searched and no child pornography was found.
Authorities “preserved no evidence whatsoever from the search of Witness #1’s phone including its contents and metadata,” according to court papers.
The court docs then mention two more witnesses whose devices were examined.
The court papers continued: “Where the evidence the Government failed to preserve is potentially exculpatory, dismissal is mandated if the Government acted in bad faith in destroying or failing to preserve the potentially exculpatory evidence.”
Seeing the evidence is crucial for the defense, as they said of one example “the devices may have contained content as to whether these devices had any relevant internet search history, any evidence associated with the so-called ‘dark web’ and/or the Bit Torrent network, any metadata that might pinpoint the whereabouts of the devices at various dates and times, and the list goes on.”
The evidence could have “been searched by people with ‘expert skill’ in ‘a properly controlled environment,’” just as Josh’s devices were.
A judge denied the request.
Josh’s other requests including his motion to have photos of his hands and feet suppressed, suppress statements and request for evidentiary hearing, and dismiss indictment for violation of the appointments clause were also denied.
A very pregnant Anna was by her husband’s side in court, as fans slammed her for “smirking” while leaving the hearing.
Josh’s trial is set to take place on November 30 and has the potential to last until December 3.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star is currently on home confinement until his trial and is living with third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber, who are longtime friends of Jim Bob and Michelle.
Josh is residing in a massive mansion in Elkins, Arkansas with the Reber family.
The Arkansas judge on the case ordered Josh to wear a GPS ankle monitor.
Josh has unlimited access to his children with Anna present.
The family’s reality show Counting On, which Josh has not appeared on, was canceled in light of the scandal.
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