Josh Duggar’s sentence has been extended


March 17, 2023 | 12:14 p.m

Josh Duggar’s 12 ½-year sentence has been extended by nearly two more months, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

The 35-year-old disgraced reality star, who was convicted of child pornography charges in 2021, originally had a release date of August 12, 2032.

Earlier this week, online prison records for Duggar showed his release was delayed to August 22, 2032, according to the insider.

However, the records now give his release date as October 2, 2032.

The sentence extension comes as Duggar reportedly remains in solitary confinement, where he was placed after he was allegedly caught using a contraband cellphone last month.

The 19 Kids and Counting graduate is serving his sentence at the low-security FCI Seagoville Federal Penitentiary near Dallas.

An attorney for Duggar and a representative from FCI Seagoville did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

A federal jury in Arkansas found Duggar guilty in December 2021 on allegations of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Last May he was sentenced to 151 months in prison. Duggar was transferred from the Washington County Jail in his home state of Arkansas to FCI Seagoville in Texas last June.

Josh Duggar’s sentence has been extended by two months. AP

Duggar’s attorneys are seeking to have his conviction reversed. During a federal appeals court hearing in February, they argued that investigators violated his rights by confiscating the phone he tried to use to call his attorney during the search that found the pictures.

Duggar was arrested in April 2021 after a Little Rock, Arkansas police detective discovered that child pornography files were being shared from a computer that was traced to Duggar.

Investigators testified that images depicting child sexual abuse were downloaded to a computer at a car dealership he owned in 2019.

Prosecutors said the computer Duggar used contained a surveillance program to report his activities to his wife. Anna Dugarbut the images and videos were downloaded after installing separate software that allowed him to download items without being detected.

Josh Duggar starred in TLC’s 19 Kids and Counts. TLC

In addition, prosecutors said Duggar was free to leave the crime scene and instructed not to speak to agents without a lawyer, and he was also with two other people whose cellphones were not confiscated, indicating that “he was aware of the possibility.” had to speak to a lawyer even though officers appeared to have duly confiscated the phone at the beginning of their search.”

Duggar’s attorneys argued, “Federal agents physically took the phone out of his hands and, from that point forward, deprived him of his ability to communicate with his counsel, as was his constitutional right.”

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