Josh Duggar was recently booked into an Arkansas jail on child pornography charges after he pleaded not guilty on both counts, and OK! has obtained video of his first moments in jail.
In the two-minute video, Duggar was brought into the room by three prison guards before he was taken to the wall to be pat down. After the guard removed the reality star's cuffs, Duggar took a seat on the bench, as he waited for further instruction.
On Thursday, April 29, the 19 Kids and Counting alum was arrested and taken to a detention center in Washington County by federal agents.
The following day he was charged with two counts — receipt and possession of child pornography — during his first court appearance via Zoom before U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas Judge Erin Wiedemann.
According to a press release, the 33-year-old allegedly downloaded material of child sexual abuse, "some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019."
As OK! reported, “upon conviction of any count,” prosecutors want Duggar to turn over all electronic devices as well as any profits made from sharing the child porn and "any property, real or person, including any and all computer equipment, used or intended to be used to commit or to promote the commission of the offenses in the Indictment," Radar, who obtained the indictment, reported.
Since Duggar's arrest, his family and those close to the reality star clan have spoken out. "The family has known that this has been coming for weeks, and Josh has been preparing himself," an insider said at the time of his arrest. "Family members are extremely concerned by what is happening and they just want to find out the truth."
And despite the serious nature of the allegations, Duggar's wife, Anna — who is pregnant with the couple's seventh child — is remaining by her man's side, according to a source. "They are praying together for Josh and Anna, who is standing by her husband as she always has," the insider added.
Duggar previously had a run-in with Homeland Security in 2019 when they raided his Arkansas car dealership as part of an "ongoing federal investigation."
The shamed reality star also found himself in trouble in 2015 when he was accused of molesting multiple young girls when he was a teenager. The horrifying accusations led to the family's beloved reality show being canceled.
Although he was never charged because of the statute of limitations, Duggar issued an apology, admitting that he "acted inexcusably."