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Prosecution Rests In Josh Duggar Case, Defense Up Next

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New details about Josh Duggar’s trial have come out as the prosecution has rested. The trial began on Tuesday, November 30, continued throughout the week, took a break for the weekend, and resumed on Monday, December 6. On Tuesday, December 7, the prosecution rested their case and gave the defense an opportunity to present their case.

For those who don’t know, Josh was arrested in the spring for receiving and possessing child pornography. The former 19 Kids & Counting star has declined multiple plea deals, so now, he’s having a full trial. Through it all, his wife, Anna Duggar, has stood by his side. Several of his family members have shown up. They include Jim Bob Duggar, Joy-Anna Forsyth, Jason Duggar, James Duggar, Jana Duggar, Justin Duggar, Derick Dillard, and Austin Forsyth.

Jim Bob made his first appearance just in time for the prosecution to rest and the defense to present.

Josh Duggar mugshot
Josh Duggar Mugshot/Public Records

What is Josh Duggar’s defense?

Josh’s defense brought in a computer forensic analyst, Michele Bush, on Tuesday. She was then questioned by the prosecution about the technological side of the case. Bush claims that there is evidence of remote access programs on the computer. However, on the days the horrific content was downloaded, there is no evidence the remote programs were used.

She went on to say that there is a possibility the data could have been deleted, which would explain why the evidence is not there.

5NEWS in Arkansas reports that “there was no trail” that could show whether the program was used.

The defense also argued that the router was not investigated. She said, “I’m not going to try to find additional evidence.” She didn’t request access to the router but claims that it holds important details about the downloaded material.

James Fottrell counter-witnessed Bush. Fottrell explained that there is no evidence of the downloads being watched remotely. He notes that the content would have had to be streamed to be watched remotely. Instead, he says that the videos were watched on the computer.

Fottrell has repeatedly stated that the router doesn’t contain any necessary information to this case. That’s why only Josh’s electronic devices were taken in the investigation, rather than the router as well.

So, does this update on Josh Duggar’s case surprise you? What do you think will happen with the defense? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. For more Duggar family news, come back to TV Shows Ace. You can see the latest update in this YouTube video.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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