Earlier on Nov. 30, Josh Duggar’s trial for alleged child pornography began. After only a few days in court, a number of Duggar family members have already appeared.
Nearly seven months have passed since Josh, 33, was arrested and accused of receiving and having evidence relating to child sexual abuse. To the charges, he has pleaded not guilty.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star, who previously faced allegations of child molestation, has been alleged of downloading files showing child sex abuse on May 14th, 15th, and 16th of 2019 while working at a used car dealership in Arkansas. Authorities suspect Josh Duggar had over 200 obscene photos of youngsters on his computer at the time.
According to a news statement from the Attorney’s Office, Josh faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a maximum punishment of $250,000 for each of the two accusations against him.
The following is a complete list of Josh’s family members that have been present at his trial since November 30.
During the first day of the trial, Anna, Josh’s wife, went into the courtroom with him hand in hand. Every day, she has been in court.
Anna and Josh just had their seventh child, a girl they called Madyson Lily, and were seen on their way to the Arkansas courts.
He made his first appearance in court on his brother-in-trial law’s on Wednesday, the second day of testimony. He has been seen sitting in the first row of the courtroom on a daily basis.
Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar
Both Joy-Anna Forsyth and Austin Forsyth have already made multiple court appearances in the first week of the trial. In the courtroom on Thursday, Anna and Joy-Anna (her sister-in-law) had a short but cordial exchange.
Earlier this week, Anna and Derick were joined in court by Justin Duggar, who sat in the first row with them. Other members of the family, such as Joy-husband Anna’s Austin, were among others with whom Justin briefly communicated.
Despite his brother’s charges, he has not come out publicly.