Feds say Josh Duggar's 'blame tactics' have succeeded among his loved ones, but it's 'inconceivable' that he will seek treatment and accountability

Josh Duggar speaks during the 42nd Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Federal prosecutors complained in a court filing that Josh Duggar used "blame tactics" and posed as a victim.
Duggar is scheduled to be sentenced next week for his child pornography conviction.
Several friends and relatives wrote letters to the judge asking for a light sentence.
Federal prosecutors said in a court filing this week that former reality TV star Josh Duggar appears to have convinced his friends and family that he is a "victim" and therefore likely will never be held accountable for his " sexual tendencies” towards prepubescent girls.”
Duggar was convicted last December after a week-long trial of receiving and possessing child pornography. Duggar has maintained his innocence and last week issued a sentencing memorandum calling for the minimum sentence: five years in prison.
As part of that sentencing memorandum, Duggar had submitted 10 letters from relatives, close friends and members of his church community, all praising Duggar's character and asking for a light sentence. It is common for defendants in criminal proceedings to collect letters of support prior to sentencing hearings.
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However, prosecutors said the letters showed a disturbing lack of acknowledgment of the crimes for which Duggar was convicted, noting that none of them "sensibly" addressed Duggar's crimes "or his sexual inclinations toward prepubescent girls."
Prosecutors added that some of the letter writers even believed Duggar was a victim, calling his conviction an "unfortunate coincidence." None of the letter writers appeared to assist Duggar in seeking treatment or prevent him from re-offending in the future, prosecutors said.
"Without some acknowledgment from Duggar of his crimes and his need to address his demonstrated and longstanding sexual interest in children, it's unlikely he will ever view his conviction as anything other than evidence that he needs to be more circumspect and secretive." next time he engages in conduct involving child sexual abuse," prosecutors wrote.
They continued: "It is equally unlikely that he will ever receive the treatment and accountability needed to prevent him from re-offending if he maintains this attitude. Given the apparent success of his finger-pointing tactics with some of the people he intends to surround with after his release from prison, it's not only unlikely - it's unimaginable."
Josh Duggar is seen in his booking photo after being convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography.Washington County, Arkansas
Among those who wrote letters for Duggar were his wife, Anna, and his mother, Michelle. LaCount Reber, the pastor and family friend who allowed Duggar to stay with his family while he awaited trial, also submitted a letter praising Duggar's helpfulness around his home.
Many of the letters describe Duggar as a generous and compassionate friend and neighbor, and a devout churchgoer who often volunteers his time, money, and energy to help those in need.
Several letter writers, including Anna Duggar and Michelle Duggar, wrote about how Duggar had financially supported the widow of a man dying of cancer. Another letter writer described how Duggar loaned him his personal RV for two months so he could drive 12,000 miles on a business trip.
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