19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar has been jailed for 12 and a half years for receiving and possessing child molestation images. When eldest brother Duggar went to prison, here’s what the rest of the family did
American reality TV star Josh Duggar has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison after being found guilty of possessing and receiving child molestation images.
The 34-year-old is known for his appearance on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, which chronicles the family lives of Christians Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar and their 19 children. they live under the same roof in Arkansas.
Fans are fascinated by their unusual lives – the girls are controlled with a strict code of conduct and morality and are not allowed to show skin above their knees. Their relationship was similarly monitored, with boyfriends only allowed to ‘stand in court’ when they had asked Jim Bob’s permission.
The film was a resounding success, but it was dropped from the TLC in 2015 when details of Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse scandal came to light.
It is revealed that Josh, Duggar’s eldest child, has been charged with a series of sexual abuse charges since 2002, and including sexually abusing 5 young girls – including one his own number of sisters.
Seven years after the scandal, and with no reality show behind them, here’s what the Duggar family is up to so far.
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Josh Duggar is married to his wife Anna and the couple has 7 children together, of which the youngest child was born on October 23, 2021.
Earlier that year Josh was arrested and later found guilty of one count of possession and one count of receiving child molestation images.
Josh was sentenced to 151 months in prison by Judge Timothy L. Brooks of the Arkansas Federal District Court for the Western District of Arkansas – more than 12 years, and also fined $10,000.
E! News also reports that he will be released under supervised release for 20 years, required to participate in a sex offender treatment program, barred from unsupervised contact with minors – including children. his own – and he will not be able to use the computer or any device with the internet without approval.
A cache of sick photos was found on Duggar’s work computer after a police raid, when the judge told the court how he struggled to get some of the photos. “terrible” out of the head.
Judge Brooks added: “As the court found, you have a history of sexual abuse. One of Jane Does is 5 years old, you are 15 years old.
“Friend [remain] locked in the same age group as Jane Does. It’s been a long time, you could say, and it happened. But the sexual preference is the same. “
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar
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Parents of 19 kids and counting parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar married in 1984 and are still together.
Since the show’s cancellation, they’ve been vocal about supporting their children, and last year they broke their silence about Josh’s scandal after he was found guilty.
In a statement posted on the family’s website, they said: “As parents, we will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we all do with our children.
“In every situation of life, we put our full trust in God. He is our source of strength and refuge. Thank you for your prayers.”
Just three weeks after the guilty verdict, Michelle and Jim Bob appeared to be back to normal family life as they threw a huge New Year’s Eve party for friends and family at their home in Arkansas.
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The eldest daughter Jana Duggar is unmarried and still living at home with her parents in Arkansas at the age of 32.
In January 2022, Jana committed a third degree offense of endangering the welfare of a minor and was therefore required to pay $880 in fines and fees.
Jana’s twins, David Duggar, married Abbie Grace Burnett in 2018 and the couple welcomed their first child, Grace in 2020. They also announced in May 2022 that they were expecting their second child. together.
Jill Duggar married her husband Derick Dillard in 2014 and the couple now have two children together.
In 2021, Jill revealed that she suffered a miscarriage just days after learning she was pregnant. But in February, the family revealed that they were expecting again.
Jessa Duggar also got married in 2014; She and her husband Ben Seewald have four children together, with the youngest arriving in July 2021.
Jinger is also married, her wedding to American soccer player Jeremy Vuolo in 2016 and they have two daughters. She recently celebrated her husband’s graduation from Seminary, a pastoral training ministry.
Joseph Duggar is married to Kendra Caldwell and they have a son and two daughters.
Josiah Duggar had a failed courtship but is now married to Lauren Swanson. The couple sadly experienced a miscarriage during their first pregnancy but welcomed their rainbow baby in November 2019.
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Joy-Anna Duggar was married but she also suffered a miscarriage in 2019. In 2020, she welcomed her second daughter Evelyn.
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Twin brothers Jedidiah and Jeremiah are both married. Jedidiah married his wife Katey in 2021 after flirting for a year, and Jeremiah got married in March 2022 after just five months of flirting.
Jason Duggar is still unmarried, he currently works as a contractor and shared a tour of the house with fans on his Instagram in April.
There is not much to report about what Duggar’s youngest children are currently, as they are all quite young.
James Duggar is now 20 years old, but it is unknown what he is doing now.
Meanwhile, younger brother Justin Duggar married his wife Claire at the age of 19.
Jackson recently reached adulthood, turning 18 on May 23, 2022, and his sister Johanna is now a teenager. Rumor has it that the 16-year-old girl has started flirting.
But the other three youngest children of the Duggars Jennifer, Jordyn and Josie are still enjoying their childhood.
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