See the stunning mansion Josh Duggar is calling home during his child pornography trial ahead of possible prison time
JOSH Duggar is living in a massive Arkansas mansion during his child pornography home confinement after he stayed in his dad’s warehouse with his wife, Anna, and their young children.
The 33-year-old was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in April.
Jim Bob and Michelle’s troubled son is currently on home confinement and is living with third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber who are longtime friends of the patriarch.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Josh is residing in a massive mansion in Elkins, Arkansas with the Reber family.
According to Arkansas property records obtained by The Sun, LaCount, 49, and Maria, 53, bought nine acres of land in 2005 for $68,000.
In 2007, the couple built a one-story house on one-acre of the property.
The abode features four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The exterior of the home has brick and slab, and the interior has tile and carpeting throughout.
The house also boasts a fireplace and porch.
Josh will have privacy with the Reber family, as a long gravel driveway leads from the main road to the home.
The home is an upgrade from his previous living conditions, as he resided on the Duggar family compound in a renovated warehouse with his wife and children.
Anna recently welcomed their seventh child together.
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The warehouse was featured on Counting On as a wedding dress pop-up shop for John David’s wife Abbie.
The photos from the episode match all of the photos of Anna’s Instagram inside the home.
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LaCount is an MRI tech with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
He previously volunteered as a chaplain at the Washington County Jail, where Duggar remained for a week.
Maria is a homemaker, and shares a son and daughter with her husband.
Their daughter, Hannah, 22, teaches piano lessons from the family home.
LaCount and Maria are church friends of Jim Bob and Michelle.
They admitted at the hearing that they did not know Josh well.
At Josh’s detention hearing, parole officer Diem Nguyen said Maria had reservations of Josh living with her family.
Diem explained: "Her concern was she was a woman and Josh was a man and that she felt, she didn’t know how she felt about being alone with him for a long period of time.”
The officer then explained how minors come in and out of the home for piano lessons, but that they are always supervised by an adult.
The family also owns firearms, which caused concern for the judge.
Josh would stay in an add-on bedroom in the home. The Internet is password protected.
The parole officer said: "Based on his job and he’s a pastor, volunteers, they could be suitable third party custodians. However, the minors coming into the home and the pistols cause the probation office some concern.”
When Josh’s lawyer spoke, he said they would provide a “suitable residence.”
She agreed, however, to remove the firearms from the home and not have the lessons there as well.
On Hannah’s piano Instagram page, she told a follower on Friday: “Currently, I’m doing lessons via Zoom or FaceTime.”
According to conditions of release obtained by The Sun, he is restricted to the residence of LaCount and Maria Reber at all times except for employment, education, religious services, medical or mental health treatment, attorney visits, court-ordered obligations, court hearings or other activities approved by a parole officer.
Travel is restricted to Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division unless given approval from the U.S. Probation Office. That includes Benton, Washington and Madison counties.
The Arkansas judge ordered Josh to wear a GPS ankle monitor.
Other terms include maintaining employment, no possession of firearms, no excessive alcohol use, no possession of pornography and more.
Josh has unlimited access to his children with his wife Anna, 33, as long as she is present.
He is unable to have contact with other minors, including his siblings, nieces and nephews.
The judge said of her decision to release Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest son: "The court views these charges as very serious. It is a concern to have an agent testify that the file download found on a computer is some of the worst child abuse pornography in 1,000 cases, that concerns the court.
"The victims of your crime, if you committed it, concern the court. Children are involuntary victims of pornography. They’re subject to human trafficking. This weighs against your release into the community.”
She said the molestation scandal that was made public “concerns her,” because of the age of the victims and the children in the videos and photos.
The judge added: "I am concerned images and ages are very close to the ages of your children and nephews and nieces and siblings' children. I don't know if you're a danger.”
Special Agent Gerald Faulkner from Homeland Security was the first to take the stand at the hearing, as he was questioned by the prosecutor.
He said: “In May of 2019, [an Arkansas police officer] identified a computer participating in the known sharing of photos and videos of child pornography.”
He claimed Josh had one two-minute video that contained graphic images.
Also found were 65 images of an underage female “consistent with child pornography.”
The victims were ages 5 to 10.
It was also alleged Josh accessed the dark web in order to get a hold of the images.
Josh admitted he had a TOR browser on his computer, which gave him access to the dark web anonymously.
The Homeland Security special agent explained how the child pornography could be found on the dark web.
The special agent said downloads from a specific file were made which were "in the top five of the worst that I've ever had to examine.”
The specific file has been known to include children as young as 18 months old. He did not say if Josh downloaded the photos involving an 18-month-old.
The Sun previously broke Josh was arrested for the federal charges in Washington County.
The arrest is related to the 2019 Homeland Security raid on Josh's now-closed used car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas.
In November 2019, Homeland Security conducted an “ongoing federal investigation” at the lot.
According to the indictment, Josh “knowingly received child pornography” between or about May 14, 2019 and on or about May 16, 2019.
For the second count, Josh “knowingly possessed material that contained images of child pornography,” including “images of minors under the age of 12.”
According the Department of Justice, Josh “allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019.”
If convicted, he could receive 20 years in prison with fines up to $250,000 for each count.
Josh pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment.
His trial began on December 1, while Anna has stood by his side by attending each hearing.
Josh's other family members, including sisters Jessa and Joy-Anna and brother-in-laws Austin Forsyth and Derick Dillard, have also been spotted at the courthouse.
A number of shocking allegations have been made throughout the hearings.
The former reality star's ex-girlfriend's mother, Bobye, testified in court on Monday and made disturbing claims about past accusations that he once molested several young girls, according to an onsite reporter for The Sun.
Bobye told the jury that she visited the Duggar's home when Josh was 15, and at that time he confessed to touching a 5-year-old girl inappropriately.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
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