'19 & Counting' Star Josh Duggar Wants Child Pornography Trial Delayed Until 2022

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19 Kids & Counting star Josh Duggar's child pornography trial is due to begin in July... but he is trying to have the trial pushed back until next year.

"A Springdale man was arrested yesterday for receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children," a release from the authorities reads.

"According to court documents, Joshua James Duggar, 33, allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019."

The reality television star is facing up to 20 years in prison. 

Josh's attorney filed a motion asking for his trial to be pushed to February 2022. The attorney said it would take that long for their forensic expert to go through the devices that contain evidence pertaining to the case.

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"Remarkably, the Government also recently disclosed — for the first time and only by way of a screenshot of an unidentified database — that two other Arkansas state law enforcement agencies allegedly participated in this investigation at least in a minimal capacity," the attorney wrote in the court documents obtained by Us. 

"The search warrant applications make no reference to these agencies, the Special Agent's testimony at the detention hearing made no mention of these agencies, and the remainder of the discovery does not reveal which agencies participated and what, if anything, these agencies did."