An FBI agent claims Josh Duggar has downloaded a horrific video showing a “3-month-old baby being tortured and sexually abused.”
The bombing was filed Thursday, during the third day of Duggar’s child pornography trial in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The 33-year-old “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV personality has pleaded not guilty to two charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. He risks up to 40 years behind bars if convicted of both charges.
Prosecutors have previously claimed that Duggar downloaded photos and videos of girls as young as 5 years old who were “violated and exploited.”
On Thursday, however, James Fottrell, a top researcher in forensic medicine at the Department of Justice, testified that his team had reportedly revealed the shocking video of a 3-month-old girl.
The horrific clip showed the girl being stripped naked, posing on a bed and being tortured with hot wax, Fottrell said.
“The infant is crying and screaming. It’s one of the most offensive videos I’m known through my entire career,” Fottrell told the jury.
In May, a federal agent testified that at least 65 images of child pornography were allegedly found on Duggar’s computer.
On Thursday, the jury was shown several of these disturbing videos and photos, which were allegedly downloaded by Duggar at his now-closed used car dealership over the course of three days in May 2019.
During opening statements in the trial on Tuesday, Duggar’s lawyer, Justin Gelfand, claimed that someone else had downloaded or placed the images showing the sexual abuse of children on his computer.
“If you like a mystery, then this is the case for you,” Gelfand told jurors, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. “This is a classic, old-fashioned whodunit.”
However, prosecutors say detailed logs show the activity on Duggar’s computer, which alternated between sending personal messages, downloading child pornography and saving pictures of notes.
Duggar was seen leaving the courthouse on Thursday with his wife, Anna, after the bomb testimony.
Anna stands next to her husband despite the shocking accusations against him.
Last month, Duggar welcomed the couple’s seventh child together – a daughter named Madyson.
The couple already have children Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6,
Mason, 4, and Maryella, 2.