Josh Duggar’s trial in his child sexual abuse content case is approaching in July. Duggar fans, critics, and everyone in between are waiting to see what comes of the case and if he will have to serve time in prison. So far, Josh has maintained that he’s not guilty, and his wife Anna also believes he’s innocent. Only time will tell the truth, but it looks like the trial could be postponed. Josh is requesting that his trial be pushed back until 2022.
The Sun has exclusively obtained court papers detailing Josh’s request to have the trial postponed. So, why is he asking for extra time, and how much longer does he want exactly?
Josh Duggar asks to move trial to February 2022
According to The Sun, the court documents state that Josh’s legal defense team has hired “an independent computer forensic expert who must conduct a computer forensic examination of each of the devices at issue—a time-consuming process that requires review at a government facility for the one device the Government alleges contained child pornography.”
The computer forensic expert will also “conduct a time-intensive process of reviewing the remaining devices that the Government does not allege contained child pornography.”
The defense requires “additional time to complete its review of the discovery and, separately, to pursue certain investigative leads based on the discovery.”
This process could take several months, which explains why Josh wants to postpone his trial. The documents state that “The defense requests a trial date in or after February 2022 to give Duggar sufficient time to fully prepare a defense in this case and due to certain scheduling conflicts during the remainder of 2021.”
At this point, it’s unclear what will happen with the request. In the meantime, Josh is staying with a family friend, the Rebers. He’s under strict conditions. For example, he can’t use electronic devices that can access the internet. Also, he cannot see minors other than his own children. You can see his full list of conditions here.
So, are you surprised to hear that Josh Duggar wants to have his trial postponed? What do you expect to happen next with his ongoing case? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.