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Josh Duggar’s household reacted after the “19 Kids and Counting” star was sentenced to greater than 12 years in jail Wednesday.
Decide Timothy L. Brooks handed down 151 months to Duggar at his sentencing listening to.
The “19 Kids and Counting” alum, 34, was discovered responsible in December by a federal jury in Arkansas on fees associated to the receipt of kid pornography and possession of kid pornography. Duggar has been held on the Washington County Detention Heart in his dwelling state ever since.
On Wednesday, the decide vacated the conviction on rely two with out prejudice with settlement from the prosecution and protection, Folks journal reported. Brooks dominated that possession was included within the cost of receipt.
JOSH DUGGAR SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 12 YEARS IN PRISON IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE
Josh’s cousin, Amy Duggar King, did not maintain again when she claimed 12 years behind bars is “not enough” in a press release to Celebuzz. She additional defined her ideas behind the sentencing through Instagram.
“I can breathe,” she stated in clip posted Thursday. “He got 12, almost 13 years [in prison].”
“I knew him getting the maximum sentence wasn’t going to be the easiest to prove since it’s his first offense in the judge’s eyes – which I hate – but at the same time, he cannot have his computer, he cannot hurt, exploit any more children and when he sees his kids, he has to be supervised,” she stated. “And honestly, where he’s going, I feel like the prisoners are just gonna take care of him.”
Amy continued: “Josh’s sickness stems from somewhere, and eventually we will hear about the trauma. I don’t know when, or how, or who but eventually I think more will come out.”
“But hopefully tonight, I can sleep for the first time ever and rest assured that another monster will be put behind bars makes my heart feel a little lighter.”
Josh’s sister Jill Duggar and brother-in-law Derick Dillard additionally spoke out concerning the sentencing. The 2 admitted they’re “thankful” the ordeal is over in a joint assertion.
“The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally. Yesterday was another one of those hard days,” the assertion learn.
The assertion continued: “Until now, he has yet to be held accountable to the extent necessary to cause change in his dangerous pattern of behavior.”
“It is unfortunate, but it seems that it may take spending over a decade in federal prison, and still more on probation, for Josh to have any potential for rehabilitation to the point he can safely live in society again.”
Regardless of reactions from different relations, Josh’s spouse Anna Duggar has stored silent on the information.
The 151-month sentence fell in need of the period of time prosecutors had been requesting.
Prosecutors had been asking the decide to condemn Josh to the utmost punishment allowed – 20 years for every rely – whereas his authorized workforce requested that the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 kids be handed a five-year stint.
Day by day Publish’ Julius Younger contributed to this report.