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Josh Duggar Prohibited By Court From Seeing His Sister Jessa's New Baby Amid Criminal Case

Jul. 21 2021, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

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Josh Duggar is not allowed to meet his sister’s new baby and would be in violation of a court order if he did.

Earlier this week, Jessa Duggar Seewald announced she had given birth to her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald.

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She posted a photo of her holding the newborn while in the hospital. The post was captioned, “Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!” Her sister Jill commented on the post, "Congrats sis! So happy for y'all!!”

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Source: MEGA; @jessaseewald/Instagram
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Jessa's brother Josh did not comment on the post because he's currently not allowed to have internet. As Radar previously reported, Josh was arrested on federal child pornography charges earlier this year.

The charges were brought after feds investigating the reality star for over a year. During their probe, they seized a computer at Josh's work which reportedly contained a bunch of sick child porn. Prosecutors say they also seized the former TLC star's cell phones. In court docs, they claim text messages and other information on the phones helped them piece together the case.

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Following his arrest, the judge decided to let Josh out on bond while he awaits trial. He is currently living with his parent's church friends and is not allowed to step foot inside the home he shares with Anna.

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Per the court order, the judge said Josh can have "no contact with minors including family siblings/members with the exception that he may have supervised visits with his children."

The court also ordered him not to possess or view pornography while out on bond.

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Source: @annaduggar/Instagram

Josh recently convinced the judge to postpone his trial to November 30. His legal team claimed they need additional time to review the evidence provided by the government. They also claimed to several weeks for a computer expert to comb through the devices.

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“The defense’s computer forensic expert anticipates her review and subsequent analysis of the relevant evidence may take several months,” his lawyers claimed.

The judge agreed to push the trial date by a couple of months but refused to delay the case until early next year.

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Source: @jessaseewald/Instagram
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