A federal choose has denied motions to suppress video evidence discovered on digital gadgets that have been seized from former actuality TV star Josh Duggar, who’s dealing with youngster pornography fees.

U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks additionally stated Monday {that a} listening to on the motions is not warranted, in accordance to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and possessing youngster pornography.

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Duggar’s attorneys argued that evidence in the case had turn out to be “stale” as a result of a lot time elapsed between federal brokers downloading recordsdata from the seized gadgets and the issuance of a search warrant.

Brooks stated courts have discovered on quite a few events that evidence in youngster pornography circumstances does not turn out to be stale, even when recordsdata have been downloaded many months earlier than search warrants have been issued.

Brooks stated investigators didn’t take too lengthy to look at the digital gadgets, noting such searches are sophisticated and might take some time.

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“Mr. Duggar cannot show he was prejudiced by any delay; the devices remained in law enforcement’s safe keeping throughout this time period, and the probable cause warranting the initial seizure of the devices remained viable through the date of indictment,” Brooks stated.

Duggar, 33, faces up to 20 years in jail and fines of up to $250,000 on every depend if convicted.

Brooks set the jury trial for Nov. 30.

TLC pulled “19 Kids and Counting” in 2015 over revelations that Duggar had molested 4 of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s dad and mom stated he confessed to the fondling and apologized.

Duggar has additionally apologized for his pornography habit and for dishonest on his spouse.