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Josh Duggar Still Holding Out Hope, Lawyers Plan To Appeal Convicted Sex Offender's Guilty Verdict

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Dec. 9 2021, Published 6:51 p.m. ET

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Josh Duggar's legal team is still holding out hope, announcing they plan to appeal his guilty verdict.

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Moments after the 33-year-old reality star-turned-convicted sex offender was taken out of the Arkansas courtroom in cuffs, his attorneys, Justin Gelfand and Travis Story revealed they aren't giving up.

"We respect the jury's verdict and we look forward to continuing this fight on appeal," one of them told the media outside the courthouse on Thursday. "We plan to appeal at the appropriate time."

While Josh's attorneys had plenty to say following the guilty verdict, his family was the exact opposite.

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His wife Anna Duggar was "stoic" and left the courtroom in a hurry with her father-in-law Jim Bob Duggar. The two remained tight-lipped while walking past photographers and into an awaiting car.

When the verdict was read, Josh reportedly looked at his family with tears in his eyes.

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Before being taken into police custody, the ex-Counting On star turned to Anna and told her he loved her. As Radar reported, Josh was found guilty of downloading and possessing child pornography.

During the trial, prosecutors showed the jury "images of children, some as young as 7" being "sexually assaulted, violated and exploited" on Josh's computer. He also had one movie file of 7-to-9-year-old girls being "sexually assaulted, violated and exploited," and another video of a "three-month-old being sexually abused and tortured."

As if that's not horrific enough, Josh and Anna share 7 children with their youngest being a one-month-old girl.

Josh Duggar's 'Mad' Wife Anna Storms Out Of Court Again, Pissed After Prosecution Accuses Husband Of Using Family's IG Password To Access Dark Web

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Anna couldn't take the images and immediately rushed out of the courtroom after the prosecutor introduced the mounting evidence against her husband.

Days later, she did it again. Anna made a mad dash out of the trial when it was revealed Josh used the family's Instagram and banking password to access the pornography.

Josh was arrested in April by the FBI for downloading child sexual abuse material – which has been labeled the "worst of the worst" – in May 2019.

He will remain in custody until his sentencing, which the judge said could take up to four months.

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