Josh Duggar pleads not guilty to child porn charges, former ’19 Kids and Counting’ star to remain in custody until May 5 hearing

 FAYETTEVILLE, AR - APRIL 29: In this handout photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, former television personality on "19 Kids And Counting" Josh Duggar poses for a booking photo after his arrest April 29, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Duggar was reportedly arrested by federal agents and is being detained on a federal hold. (Photo by Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – APRIL 29: In this handout photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, former television personality on “19 Kids And Counting” Josh Duggar poses for a booking photo after his arrest April 29, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Duggar was reportedly arrested by federal agents and is being detained on a federal hold. (Photo by Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:02 PM PT – Friday, April 30, 2021

Former reality star Josh Duggar has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges. On Friday, the 33-year-old made a virtual appearance before an Arkansas judge on charges of receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children.

He has been accused of using the internet to download child sexual abuse material, some of which involves children under the age of 12. The former “19 Kids and Counting” star has faced legal trouble before, but had not been charged with any crime.

He will remain in custody until his next hearing on May 5 and faces up to 20 years in prison and a $750,000 fine on each count.

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