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Josh Duggar seeks new trial or acquittal in child porn case

Duggar's attorneys have asked a federal judge for a new trial or an acquittal after he was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has asked a federal judge for a new trial or an acquittal, a little over a month after he was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography. 

A jury convicted Duggar last month of one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. 

A sentencing date hasn’t been set for Duggar, who faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for each count. 

In a court filing Wednesday, Duggar’s attorneys argued that prosecutors failed to present evidence that the former “19 Kids and Counting” star “knew that the visual depictions were of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct,” which they say is a necessary element for a conviction.

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