Josh Duggar Discovered Responsible of Receiving & Possessing Little one Pornography

Jim Bob Duggar's street to the Arkansas Senate has come to an finish. 

The previous 19 Youngsters and Counting actuality star misplaced in a Particular Major Election for Arkansas State Senate District 7. Fellow Republican candidates Colby Fulfer and Steve Unger are headed to a runoff election scheduled for Jan. 11. 

Jim Bob, who beforehand served within the Arkansas Home of Representatives and unsuccessfully ran for state and U.S. Senate, expressed his gratitude to everybody who assisted his marketing campaign. "I wish to thank these of you who voted for me, volunteered, contributed, and supported me in my race for Arkansas State Senate District 7," he stated in a press release shared on Fb. "I'm so honored to have been surrounded by some actually nice folks on this marketing campaign."

He additionally seemingly referenced son Josh Duggar's recent conviction, stating, "It has been a troublesome season for our household, so I'm notably grateful to these of you who've supplied your prayers and encouragement. I really like our nation, our state, and our Northwest Arkansas group. I'll at all times do all I can to assist advance conservative candidates and causes."

The daddy of 19 concluded by extending his congratulations to the remaining candidates, Fuller and Unger. "Whoever wins the Republican main may have my help and prayer for victory as he faces a Democrat opponent on February 8," Jim Bob stated. "Above all, I'm grateful to God for His love and kindness towards us, and pray He'll trigger His face to shine on our state and nation." 

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On Dec. 9, his firstborn, Josh, was discovered responsible of 1 depend of receipt of kid pornography and one depend of possession of kid pornography. He faces as much as 40 years in jail and fines as much as $500,000.

"This complete ordeal has been very grievous," Jim Bob and spouse Michelle Duggar instructed E! News in a joint statement following Josh's conviction. "At this time, God's grace, by way of the love and prayers of so many, has sustained us. Our hearts and prayers are with anybody who has ever been harmed by way of CSAM [Child Sexual Abuse Material]." 

Additionally they referenced Josh's spouse, Anna Duggar, who gave birth to the couple's seventh child on Oct. 23. "Within the days forward, we'll do all we are able to to encompass our daughter-in-law Anna and their kids with love and help," Jim Bob and Michelle stated. "As dad and mom, we'll by no means cease praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our youngsters. In every of life's circumstances, we place our belief in God. He's our supply of energy and refuge. Thanks to your prayers."

Jana Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle's oldest daughter, additionally just lately spoke out after pleading not guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor in September. "The uncooked information: I used to be babysitting a number of months in the past when one of many kids wandered outdoors alone," Jana wrote in a Dec. 14 assertion on her Instagram Story. "A passerby who noticed the kid referred to as the police. This resulted in a written quotation, in addition to a follow-up with baby welfare who concluded that it was an accident, and the kid was unhurt."

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