Judge Blocks Effort to Bar Photos of Hands, Feet at Trial

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  • A federal choose denied Josh Duggar’s movement to bar photos of his arms and ft from showing at trial.
  • The previous actuality TV star has pleaded not responsible to 2 youngster pornography prices.
  • Prosecutors mentioned the photographs present a scar on Duggar’s hand that may be seen in different photographs on units the feds seized from him.

A federal choose on Monday denied Josh Duggar’s request to stop photos of his arms and ft from being utilized in his upcoming youngster pornography trial, court docket paperwork confirmed.

Attorneys for the previous actuality TV star had requested that Choose Timothy Brooks bar prosecutors from utilizing the photographs, arguing that federal brokers hadn’t obtained a warrant earlier than taking them. Duggar’s protection group additionally accused the brokers of “manipulation” of Duggar’s physique by instructing him to pose along with his arms and ft in numerous positions.

The photographs present the backs of Duggar’s arms and his ft sporting black sneakers.

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Josh Duggar’s protection group says these photographs of Duggar’s arms and ft have been taken with no warrant, and with out the presence of Duggar’s lawyer.

United States District Courtroom Western District of Arkansas Fayetteville Division

“The agent taking the photographs presumably needed to stand behind Duggar and attain over his shoulder to acquire the angle mirrored within the images,” Duggar’s group wrote in a court docket submitting final week, arguing that the images violated Duggar’s Fourth Modification and Sixth Modification rights.

In a prolonged court docket listening to, Brooks shot down the Duggar’s movement, together with three different motions principally regarding proof prosecutors have turned over. Monday’s listening to was a blow to the protection group just a little greater than two months earlier than the beginning of Duggar’s trial.

Duggar, previously of TLC’s “19 Children and Counting,” has pleaded not responsible to receiving and possessing youngster pornography.

Prosecutors have mentioned they need to embrace the images at trial as a result of they reveal a scar on one in all Duggar’s arms. In a court docket submitting final week, prosecutors mentioned authorities have “noticed the identical scar in pictures recovered from [Duggar’s] digital units seized pursuant to a search warrant on this case.”

That proof may complicate the Duggar group’s efforts to pin the blame for the kid pornography on others.

His protection group argued final month that one in all Duggar’s former automobile dealership workers could possibly be an individual of curiosity within the case. Duggar’s attorneys argued that worker additionally had entry to wi-fi web from Duggar’s

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, and even admitted to authorities that he watched pornography on the job, though he denied it was youngster pornography.

Duggar’s trial is scheduled to start November 30 in federal court docket in Arkansas.

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