19 Kids and Counting Editor: Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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A veteran 19 Kids and Counting staff member was arrested for possession of sick child pornography and sent to prison, according to a new report.

19 Kids and Counting TLC Photo

Before the Josh Duggar molestation scandal broke and ultimately led to the TLC show's demise, William Blankinship, 60, was arrested.

He was charged with 10 felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child in 2011, and Radar has the revolting details.

Blankinship, who worked on the disgraced Duggar family’s series, took a plea deal to serve 2-3 years and prison plus probation.

He was also ordered to complete a sex offender program, register as a sex offender, and avoid children under the age of 16.

Blankinship worked closely on other TLC reality shows involving children, such as Jon & Kate Plus 8, during its ratings heyday.

He also briefly worked as an editor on former TLC series Table For 12, featuring a family of sextuplets and two sets of twins.

Josh Duggar was accused in police reports of fondling five minor females, including four of his younger sisters, in 2002-03.

TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting two months after the secret reports leaked, as the family's image never recovered.

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