Moments after Josh Duggar was found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography, his spouse, Anna Duggar, solemnly left the Fayetteville, Arkansas, courthouse.
The 19 Kids and Counting alum, 33, was surrounded by her 33-year-old husband’s household, together with his mother and father, Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, as she exited the constructing on Thursday, December 9, following Josh’s conviction.
The previous actuality star was found guilty on two charges of receiving and possessing baby sexual abuse materials, one week after his trial started. He faces as much as 20 years in jail and $250,000 in fines for every rely. Sentencing will happen at a later date.
The political activist was beforehand arrested with out bail on the kid pornography fees in April. “In line with courtroom paperwork, Joshua James Duggar, 33, allegedly used the web to obtain baby sexual abuse materials,” the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace within the Western District of Arkansas said in a press launch following his arrest. “Duggar allegedly possessed this materials, a few of which depicts the sexual abuse of kids below the age of 12, in Might 2019.”
On the time, his legal professional entered a not responsible plea and he was launched on bond one month later. Nevertheless, in Might, a decide dominated that “shut buddies” of the Duggar household, Lacount and Maria Reber, would supply Josh with a spot to remain. He was nonetheless allowed to have unlimited contact with his children, so long as Anna was current.
The couple share seven kids Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, Maryella, 24 months and their newest addition, 3-month-old Madyson Lily.
Anna has stood by her husband amid multiple public scandals over time. In Might 2015, studies surfaced that Josh had molested five underage girls when he was a teenage in 2002, together with his sisters Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar. Because of the accusations, Josh issued an apology and resigned from his place on the Household Analysis Council.
In August 2015, Josh admitted that he had cheated on his wife after hackers launched information on-line from the Ashley Madison courting website, the place he was related by way of two paid subscriptions.
“I've been the largest hypocrite ever,” he wrote in a press release printed on the Duggar household’s official web site. “Whereas espousing religion and household values, I've secretly over the past a number of years been viewing pornography on the web and this turned a secret dependancy, and I turned untrue to my spouse.”
Amid his newest scandal, Anna introduced that she and Josh had welcomed baby No. 7. “Meet little Madyson Lily Duggar! ,” she wrote by way of Instagram on November 16, revealing that their daughter had arrived virtually one month earlier.
Days after the infant announcement, the pair were spotted holding hands as they left an Arkansas courthouse on November 18, following a pretrial evidentiary listening to requested by the decide. Anna was additionally seen placing her hand on her husband’s back as they exited.