Josh Duggar will be barred from living with his wife and kids at the family home in Arkansas if he is released on bail while awaiting trial on child pornography charges, a judge has ruled.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star, 33, is facing charges of receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children.
After entering his not guilty plea at a court in Arkansas on Friday, US Chief Magistrate Judge Erin L. Wiedemann told Duggar that if he is released on bond, he would not be permitted to reside in a house with children, according to a release from the US Attorney's Office.
This would prohibit Duggar from returning to the home he lives in with wife Anna, and their six children, the eldest of which is just 11 years old.
Judge Wiedemann advised Duggar he would have to work out an alternative residence where he could stay while awaiting trial.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'Given the nature of the charges against him, the court would likely require a third-party custodian that he could reside with and that would ensure compliance with conditions of bond,' Judge Wiedemann said.
Josh and Anna Duggar, and their six children. Anna is pregnant with their 7th child while Josh is trying to make bail
'We’re very sad about the whole thing, it’s horrible. It’s all very sad,' Jill Duggar (right with her husband) said. Josh Duggar (left) pleaded not guilty to federal child porn charges on Friday during a virtual court hearing
Wiedemann said a probation officer would interview Duggar to determine his suitability for bail.
Duggar is accused of allegedly using 'the internet to download child sexual abuse material'.
Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual