Duggar Family Reacts to Josh Guilty Verdict in Child Porn Trial: Responses

Family members and relatives of Josh Duggar they are talking after he has been found guilty possession and reception of child pornography material on Thursday 9 December.

Jill Dillardhusband of (née Duggar), Derick Dillard, was present for several days at his brother-in-law’s trial while he was next to his wife who was named “potential witness”.

“Today was difficult for our family,” the couple wrote in an official statement on their blog after Josh, 33, was taken into custody in Fayetteville, Arkansas. “Our hearts are with the victims of child abuse or any kind of exploitation.”

In their message, Jill, 30, and Derick, 32, noted that “no one is above the law.” They continued: “It applies equally to everyone, regardless of wealth, status, association, gender, race, or any other factor. Today, the people of the Western Arkansas District have made it clear in their verdict. . As Christians, we believe that we are all equal at the foot of the cross and, in the same way, we are all equal under the law ”.

“Having seen all the evidence as it has been presented, we believe the jury has reached a fair verdict today, consistent with the truth beyond a reasonable doubt. Josh’s actions went far beyond the epicenter of the offense itself. The children have scars, but his family is also suffering the consequences of his actions, “concluded the couple.” Our hearts are sensitive to the pains of Josh’s wife, Anna, and their seven children have already endured and will continue to process in the future. This process felt more like a funeral than anything else. Josh’s family has a long way to go. We are with them, we are praying for them and we will try to support them as we can during this dark period ”.

Cousin Amy King (née Duggar) also tweeted on December 9 to comment on Josh’s conviction on the charges following his arrest in April 2021.

“May the jurors and Judge Brooks seek healing / counseling from all that has been exposed to them,” he tweeted. “May children grow up with true godly men as father figures who will guide and protect them. May the people who were once incredulous have their eyes open for the first time. ”

The next day, December 10th, Jessa Seewaldhusband of (née Duggar), Ben Seewald, released a statement on behalf of the couple via his Instagram Stories, praising the justice system.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Duggars are “torn to pieces“After Josh was found guilty in his child pornography trial, a source exclusively said In contact.

“The family prayed and prayed, but they also prepared for the worst,” the insider said after the verdict. “His parents [Michelle Duggar] And [Jim Bob Duggar] they are trying to Be strong, praying for Josh, his wife and their grandchildren. The family is gathering, but some children cannot forgive Brother Josh for what he did. They are horrified that he hasn’t received help before. “

On December 9, Josh was seen telling Anna, 33, that “belovedher one last time before being taken away in handcuffs. She reportedly appeared “completely stoic“For all the judicial proceedings following the arrival of the child n. 7 less than two months ago.

After being escorted by the police, the wretch 19 children and over alum smiled in his mugshot taken from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Josh faces up to 20 years in prison, as well as fines of up to $ 250,000 for each charge he is found guilty of. He will be convicted of his crimes at a later date.

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