AceShowbiz - Josh Duggar's lair, where he allegedly spent hours surfing the dark web for the "worst of the worst" in child porn, has been revealed for the first time. Among the evidence photos, it could be seen that the former "Counting On" star used his family photo as a wallpaper of his computer.
On Tuesday, January 25, Daily Mail published evidence photos taken in Wholesale Motorcars, where the disgraced reality star worked. In one of the pictures, it's seen that the 33-year-old's computer displayed his family photo, which showed his wife, Anna Duggar, as well as their seven children.
From the evidence pictures, it could be understood that Josh might have spent hours in the garbage-ridden space at the used car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas to download child pornography images and videos. According to the investigators, the HP computer had been set up with a complicated "dual-operating" system called a Linux partition which created a secret parallel worktop within the same device.
The worktop could also only be accessed by rebooting the device and entering the password, intel1988, which is also the same code as the reality star's internet banking and his family's Instagram and Twitter accounts. Authorities revealed that by setting up this secret system, he was able to download the "worst of the worst" of child pornography prior to the police enacting a sting operation.
Josh was found guilty in December by a jury. During his trial, the prosecutor told the jury that the "19 Kids and Counting" alum downloaded "images of children, some as young as [seven years old]" being "sexually assaulted, violated and exploited." He also had one movie file of 7-to-9-year-old girls on his computer, which he protected by using his name as the password.
Josh is currently trying to get an acquittal and new trial. His lawyers insisted that there's "no evidence" that the TV personality, who faces up to 40 years in prison, "personally viewed" the explicit contents.
In the court documents, it's said that the prosecutors "failed to adduce any evidence that Duggar 'knew that the visual depictions were of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct' -- a necessary element for conviction of each count." The motion added, "The evidence at trial established that certain files allegedly found on the HP desktop computer were never viewed by any user of the computer and that all the files at issue had been deleted shortly after being downloaded."
The attorneys went on to note that "the jury had no evidence that Duggar personally viewed any specific portion of any of the files allegedly found on the computer." In addition, Josh's legal team claimed they were unable to call ex-worker Caleb Williams, who they believe had access to the car lot and desktop computer, on which the content was downloaded, at "relevant time periods."
His team insisted that Caleb used the computer in the weeks leading up to when the child sex abuse content was downloaded and that prosecutors "disregarded" this alleged evidence. The lawyers also believed James Fottrell, one of the expert witnesses, was "unqualified" to testify. On the reason why, they stressed that James has "no knowledge about how geolocation, EXIF data, or GPS coordinates work."