Jana Duggar charged with endangering child welfare after brother Josh convicted in child pornography trial
JANA Duggar has been accused of endangering the well-being of a child, The Sun can confirm.
This week Jana’s brother Josh was convicted of two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. However, there is no indication that the two cases are related.
According to court documents, the 31-year-old was charged on September 10 and posted bail of $ 430.
Jana’s next court date is Jan. 10, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., a clerk confirmed to The Sun.
Under Arkansas law, these charges can be a “Class A or B misdemeanor,” and penalties can range from jail to fines.
Without a Crystal Ball was the first to report the news of Jana’s charge.
This famed family success comes just a day after Duggar’s eldest son Josh was found guilty of both possessing and receiving child pornography.
Immediately after the verdict was revealed, the former reality TV star was taken directly into custody.
The 33-year-old turned to his family when the court read that he had been found guilty.
Although he did not cry, Josh had “tears in his eyes” and “solemn” as he was handcuffed, according to the Sun reporter at the scene.
Meanwhile, her brother Justin couldn’t hold back tears and cried when he saw his older brother being arrested.
The Counting On alum stopped as he was being whisked away to tell his wife Anna, 33, that he loved her.
Family patriarch Jim Bob consoled Josh’s wife Anna, though neither were visibly emotional.
Judge Timothy L. Brooks has said he hopes to be able to fix Josh’s sentence in four months.
He added: âMr. Duggar has been 100% compliant pending trial.
âI understand that and wanted to recognize that, however, due to the culpable offenses, he must be detained regardless of the risk of absconding, so there will be mandatory detention.
âThe marshals are going to put this in place. “
“TODAY WAS DIFFICULT”
While Jana attended the trial, she did not share her reaction to the verdict, however, her sister Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, did.
The couple took to their family’s website and shared a long statement that began: âToday has been difficult for our family.
âOur hearts go out to the victims of child abuse or any form of exploitation.
“We are grateful for the hard work of law enforcement, including investigators, forensic analysts, prosecutors and everyone else involved in saving children and holding those responsible for their abuse to account.”
The statement continued, “No one is above the law. This also applies to everyone, regardless of your wealth, status, associations, gender, race or any other factor.
âToday, the residents of the Western District of Arkansas made this clear in their verdict.
“LIKE A FUNERAL”
“As Christians, we believe that we are all equal at the foot of the cross, and, likewise, we are all equal before the law.”
“Josh’s actions reverberated far beyond the epicenter of the offense itself. The children have scars, but his family is also suffering the fallout from his actions,” the two wrote, adding that the trial “looked more like a funeral”.
Meanwhile, Jim Bob and his wife Michelle have said they will still “love” Josh, while their daughter Jessa called child sexual abuse “bad” after the verdict.
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