Josh Duggar’s defense team has been discussing evidence with prosecutors for weeks.
They want to see an “automatically generated log” of child sexual abuse images emailed to three police officers.
Former TLC star is charged with two counts of child pornography and will be brought to trial in November.
To dig up evidence that may be exempt Josh DuggarFormer TLC star defense teams are seeking more information from multiple police stations that say prosecutors have downloaded child sexual abuse files from his IP address.
With a partial victory on Thursday, a federal judge acknowledged the Dagger team’s request. Judge Timothy Brooks has determined that prosecutors are likely to work with federal agents to obtain the information Dagger’s team is looking for from Jonesboro and Ozark police in Arkansas.
“The defense convinced the court that an automatically generated log emailed to three officers could disclose information to the defense. He does not have such a log. In that case, the prosecutor added that he needed to notify Dagger’s team.
Formerly a member of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” Dagger is responsible for receiving and possessing child pornography. He pleaded not guilty, Released from prison in May..His trial Scheduled to start in November..
At the detention hearing in May Federal Investigator Testimony The agent told the court that Dagger had downloaded and owned 65 images of child pornography and a two-minute video featuring girls aged 5 to 10, one of the downloads was child pornography. Said it was one of the worst works of. I have witnessed more than 1,000 incidents.
Dagger’s defense team Arguing with the prosecutor for weeks over evidence -Specifically, a screenshot prosecutor showing that three police officers from three different Arkansaw police stations downloaded images of child sexual abuse from an IP address linked to a used car dealership in Dagger. Provided by.
Of these three departments, only the Little Rock police department contacted a federal agent to investigate child pornography, the prosecutor said in a court filing on August 9.
Dagger’s team asked questions about when and how police downloaded child sexual abuse files, and what they did with the material afterwards.
Dagger’s team and prosecutors have been discussing screenshots for weeks
In a motion on July 26, Dagger’s lawyer said all three Arkansas police stations downloaded the file on the same day. May 14, 2019. However, only the Little Rock police station said it had referred the issue to federal agents in a Homeland Security investigation. And they didn’t do that until five months later.
That timeline “[begs] Dagger’s lawyer argued the question of what happened during the five months from May 2019 to October 2019: It is alleged that you downloaded this file. “
Dagger’s team said that if these reports were present, they were “potentially disclaimer” and “potentially favorable and important evidence.”
The prosecution said it did not have an “automatically generated log sent to police officers” and did not even know if it existed. They accused Dagger’s lawyers of misunderstanding their investigation and accusations against Dagger.
Two other police officers at the Jonesboro and Ozark police stations “did not participate in the investigation into the case and provided the prosecution team with materials related to their activities,” the prosecutor said.
Thursday’s decision was not a complete victory for Dagger’s team. The judge also rejected several other requests from the defense lawyer, including one that requested that the prosecutor’s screenshots be provided in “native format.”
“The court doesn’t know what Dagger means by the term” native format, “” Brooks added, adding that the request was “too vague to understand.”
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