While handling Josh Duggar’s case, Judge Timothy L. Brooks pointed out his aggravation for his lack of responsibility. On Wednesday, May 25, the eldest Duggar son was sentenced to 12.5 years (151 months) behind bars for receiving and possessing child pornography.
This all began with his arrest in the spring of 2021. The father of seven was soon after released on conditions with a trial date set for November 30. In early December, he was found guilty of both receiving and possessing child pornography.
Josh Duggar’s defense attempted to get him a second trial, which was declined. His sentencing date was originally slated for April but was moved to May 25.
Now, Josh’s fate has been decided. While sentencing him, the judge called out Josh’s lack of responsibility for his crimes. He claims that this is “aggravating.”
Judge was aggravated by Josh Duggar’s lack of responsibility.
Throughout this case, the disgusting material found on Josh’s devices has been referred to as “the worst of the worst” by investigators.
The Sun notes that Judge Brooks added during sentencing that Josh’s actions are “the sickest of the sick.”
While sentencing Josh Duggar on Wednesday, May 25, Judge Timothy L. Brooks said:
“You have done some very bad things. But in your life as a whole, you’ve done good things…The true test of a man’s character is what a man does when no one is watching.”
Then, the judge continued, “I find it aggravating about the lack of responsibility.”
He was referring to Josh maintaining his innocence throughout his trial and even after he was found guilty. He has yet to admit guilt, despite this content being found on his devices at his car lot.
Not only did Josh claim he was innocent this whole time, but some members of his family reportedly believed the same. Sources close to the Duggars claimed that his wife, Anna thought he was innocent as recently as last month.
It’s unclear where they stand today after his sentencing, however. They may soon make statements in response to his sentencing and reveal what they believe now.
The court papers also noted that Josh is someone “who continues to deny any responsibility for his past or present crimes.”
In addition to the 151-month sentence in federal prison, Josh will be paying a $50,000 fine.
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