Josh Duggar wants to be released from jail pending a trial in his child porn case … claiming in new legal docs he’s not a flight risk because, among other things, his face is way too recognizable.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the “19 Kids and Counting” star claims he should be let out of jail and released to his home so he can take care of his pregnant wife. He says he’ll abide by any bail conditions the court puts in place to assure his appearance in court for any hearings in his case.
In docs, Duggar says he’s not a flight risk … and he can prove it. He claims he “has no criminal convictions, and has known about this federal criminal investigation since November 2019 when Homeland Security Investigations executed a search of Duggar’s prior workplace.”
What’s more … he claims he’s maintained an open dialogue with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in connection with this probe. And, get this … Duggar argues he’s not a flight risk because he “has a widely-recognizable face and has spent the majority of his life in the public spotlight — making any concern that he is a risk of flight all the more unwarranted.” Duggar’s lawyer makes note he and his family were in a hit reality show.
And, in trying to drive home the point… Duggar points to the feds allowing him to voluntarily self-surrender … and says he complied as directed.
As we reported … Duggar’s been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years behind bars and fines of up to $250k on each count. He’s pled not guilty.