Family is known for the old ” 19 children and count On TLC, which was pulled from the network after a 2015 sexual assault scandal involving Josh was exposed.
Then, in April, the 33-year-old was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. If convicted, Josh faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.
Here’s a look at the Duggars who have appeared in court since the trial officially began on December 1 at the John Paul Hammerschmidt Federal Building in Fayetteville, Arkansas:
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Jim Bob Duggar, 56, appeared in court on Tuesday.
Jim Bob was seated third row during the hearing, next to Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband Austin Forsyth, according to arThe Sun reporter who was at court. He was seen speaking with Jana Duggar, Jed Duggar and other family members during the trial breaks.
Jim Bob has already testified at an evidentiary hearing. He was subpoenaed by the prosecution and confirmed that his son came to see him around 2002 with a confession that he inappropriately touched four underage women, identified as Jane Does 1-4. However, Jim Bob said he did not remember the details of the conversation. when pressed by the government.
Jim Bob shared a statement after Josh’s arrest in April.
“It is our prayer that whatever truth it is will be revealed and all of this resolved in a timely manner. We love Josh and Anna and continue to pray for their families, ”Jim Bob said in the statement.
Jana Duggar, 31, appeared at Josh’s trial for the first time on Tuesday. She entered the courtroom alongside her father, according to The Sun. She was seated in the front row with Anna Duggar and Jed.
Jed Duggar, 22, also appeared at the trial on Tuesday. He should also speak up, although that has not happened yet. According to People magazine, it is not known whether Jed is a prosecution or defense witness.
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Josh’s wife Anna Duggar, 33, has been attending the trial since day one. Anna recently gave birth to the couple’s seventh child.
Josh was arrested a week after Anna revealed to the world that she was pregnant.
Derick Dillard, husband of Jill Duggar, was seen interacting with Josh’s wife, Anna, during several days of the trial. However, Dillard, 32, attended the trial without his wife. Jill, 30, was scheduled to testify at Josh’s child pornography trial, but has not yet testified. Like her brother Jed, it is also unclear whether Jill is a prosecution or defense witness.
Although she did not attend the trial, Jill was seen drop Dillard before Tuesday’s hearing.
Joy-Anna Duggar, 24, and her husband Austin Forsyth, 27, attended the trial on several occasions. The couple spoke with Josh’s wife Anna in the courtroom Thursday. Joy-Anna and Forsyth were seen sitting a few rows behind the designated row for the Duggar family on Friday.
The couple previously made a statement regarding the charges against Josh.
“We are deeply saddened by the recent charges against Josh,” the statement read. “We didn’t want to rush into making statements while trying to process the news ourselves. We are particularly heartbroken by the reality that there are children in the world who are abused and exploited. “
“We ask for prayer for everyone involved. And it is our continued prayer for the truth to be revealed, ”the couple added.
Justin Duggar, 19, appeared in court and sat alongside Anna and Derick in the front row of the room. He was pictured giving a thumbs-up as he walked with his stepmother Hilary Spivey on the same day.
He has not publicly commented on the charges against Josh.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.