Josh Duggar accused of possessing child porn as he wears ankle monitor upon release

JOSH Duggar is a former television personality best known for his role on the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting.

The father of six wore an ankle monitor while leaving jail on Thursday, as the controversial star is now on home confinement until his July 2021 trial for child pornography charges.

An insider has claimed his wife Anna – who is pregnant with his seventh child – is continuing to support Josh throughout the scandal and has no plans to divorce him.

"Anna is standing by her husband as she always has," a source said.

"She even accompanied Josh to Fayetteville on Thursday so he could turn himself in to authorities."

The insider added: "Josh and Anna asked the family to pray for them, and said that they love them."

And meanwhile, Josh's sister Joy-Anna has broken her silence as she said she was "heartbroken" by his arrest in a statement on Instagram.

Josh was released from jail after being granted bail for charges of "possessing 65 images of child porn including some toddlers."

The Sun previously exclusively reported that Josh was arrested and jailed in Arkansas on federal charges on April 29 – he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to a new indictment, he was arrested for child porn possession, featuring minors under 12.

Read our Josh Duggar live blog for the latest on his arrest… 

  • Henry Holloway

    DUGGAR'S AUNT DEANNA POSTS 'TEACH CHILDREN HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE'

    Josh Duggar’s aunt Deanna shared a post about teaching “children how they should live” as her brother Jim Bob is slammed for his son’s child porn arrest.

    The gospel singer and mother of Duggar rebel Amy, shared the message, which read: “Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.”

    Deanna, 56, posted the cryptic message to her Instagram Stories which also showed children running away. 

    Jim Bob's sister and the rest of the family were allegedly forewarned ahead of Josh's arrest.

    An insider told The Sun: "Jim Bob told all his kids and their spouses on Thursday morning that Josh would be arrested imminently.

    "He asked them all to pray for Josh and Anna, and trust that God would bring them closer together through the tough time."

  • Henry Holloway

    DUGGAR 'DOWNLOADED CHILD PORN AFTER BUYING WIFE FLOWERS'

    Josh Duggar allegedly “downloaded child porn” just days after spoiling his loyal wife Anna with flowers for Mother’s Day.

    The revelation comes as it is believed she is “standing by him" and is reported "in denial" over his charges.

    Fans have been left outraged and sickened by the allegations – with one presenting their own evidence on Reddit.

    Sharing a photo of Homeland Security's findings documenting the dates the child pornography was downloaded, the user also shared Instagram snaps from Anna's account showing off her Mother's Day flowers.

    The captioned the incriminating post: "To put things in perspective, Josh bought his wife flowers for Mother's Day on Sunday 5/12 and then downloaded his CSA 2 days later on 5/14, 5/15, 5/16. Let that sink in."

    Josh was taken into custody on federal charges on the afternoon of April 29 following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership.

    He was charged with "possession of child porn" last week, six years after claims the shamed ex-reality star molested five girls as a teen.

  • Henry Holloway

    JOSH DUGGAR'S SISTER ANNA BREAKS SILENCE

    Josh Duggar's sister Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, broke their silence over her brother's shocking child pornography arrest.

    Both Joy-Anna and Austin took to their Instagram Stories to share the same statement, which read: "The recent accusation brought against Josh sadden us to our core.

    "We have not wanted to be hasty in making any statements while still trying to process the news ourselves. We are especially heartbroken by the reality that there are children in the world being harmed and exploited."

    The statement concluded: "We ask for prayer for all those involved, and it is our continued prayer that the truth comes to light."

  • Bryan Brunati

    JILL DUGGAR FANS WANTS HER TO WRITE A TELL-ALL BOOK

    This comes as her sister Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, released their first book.

    Counting On fans took to Instagram to share their hope that rebel Jill will perhaps one day spill it all in a book.

    One fan wrote:"Jill and Derek please write a book," while another added, "She should do a tell all book and earn the name they called her. Jill should sit back and sip her tea because she warned everyone."

    A third chimed and suggested Jill's husband should write a book: "Derrick might be the one you need a book from as it seems he would spill the beans as he already started to this week…"

  • Bryan Brunati

    SOME FANS WANT COUNTING ON TO REMAIN ON AIR

    All this comes after Josh Duggar was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    Counting On viewers took to a fan Instagram and voiced their opinions about the show – with some wanting TLC to keep the reality series on the air.

    One wrote: "Counting on should not be cancelled due to bad behavior if a family member who is NOT on the show.

    "That is punishing the brothers and sisters for something they did NOT do."

    Another wrote: "I agree, the other kids should not be punished."

    While a third wrote: "I'd personally like to see how they handle this. Although many of the kids might not want to be on the show and address the issue publicly…"

    19 Kids & Counting was axed by the network in 2015 after Josh was accused of molesting young girls as a teen.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JEREMY WELCOMES PRAISE FOR HIS BOOK

    The former soccer player has been all about his and wife Jinger Duggar's book, The Hope We Hold.

    Jeremy shared a positive review about his book

    Jeremy took to his Instagram Stories to share a positive review about their book that read: "This book is so much better than I imagined. I've cried so many tears – all because over and over this book points the reader to the only true hope- Jesus. Thank you both!"

    The couple has also been leaving personal messages in various copies of their new book, which was just released this week.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JINGER TALKS BEAUTY STANDARDS

    The mother of two opened up in a personal interview about body issues and beauty standards.

    She told Us Weekly about her struggles: "I talked to [my husband] Jeremy. He knows about that, of course, from day one and my mom, but I think just those [issues] that I had, I wanted others to be able to see that they’re not alone and that there are answers for that.

    “And you don’t have to feel like you have to measure up to a certain standard of beauty or personality or whatever it may be, but [it’s about] just accepting who you were made to be.”

    Joy-Anna has struggled with self-image issuesCredit: Instagram

    The reality star also admitted in the interview that being under scrutiny, she still finds herself questioning her weight at times.

    She said: “I think it’s something that I feel like I have really just found my identity in Christ and, like, realizing, ‘OK, I don’t have to measure up.'

    “There are days where I feel like it will come up in my mind for a second, but it’s not something that I struggle with on a daily basis…"

  • Bryan Brunati

    FANS RESPOND TO JOY-ANNA AND AUSTIN'S STATEMENT

    The couple finally spoke out over her brother Josh's arrest.

    Fans of Counting On took to Reddit to respond to the reality stars' statement, as one wrote: "This is a good statement…"

    Another added: "Totally agree. I think this is their way of saying they believe he’s guilty but the court will ultimately make the decision."

    One person chimed in: "I’m glad they acknowledged the fact that there are children in the world being harmed and exploited.

    "Other than that it seems like all the rest of the statements. 'Saddened, prayer, and truth' are the keywords in every statement it seems."

    A fan pondered: "Honestly, this is the probably the best statement any of them have made yet.

    "They really acknowledge the fact that they were children. But sounds like they think josh is being framed, so that’s most likely what jb started telling family members…"

  • Bryan Brunati

    JOY-ANNA AND AUSTIN SPEAK OUT

    Josh Duggar's sister and her husband finally released a statement over her brother's child pornography arrest.

    The couple took to their Instagram Stories to share the same statement, which read: "The recent accusation brought against Josh sadden us to our core.

    Joy-Ann and Austin have spoken out over Josh Duggar's arrest

    "We have not wanted to be hasty in making any statements while still trying to process the news ourselves. We are especially heartbroken by the reality that there are children in the world being harmed and exploited."

    The statement wrapped up: "We ask for prayer for all those involved, and it is our continued prayer that the truth comes to light."

    The father of six pleaded not guilty to the charges, as he was released after making bail.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JOSH REMAINS ON ANNA'S SOCIAL MEDIA

    The disgraced former reality star has not been taken down from his wife Anna's Instagram, even after he was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    Anna's Instagram continues to show various photos alongside Josh, as some have him posing alongside his six children.

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    A post shared by A N N A D U G G A R (@annaduggar)

    Other snaps simply show Anna and Josh smiling next to each other. The final photo posted of the ex TV star on the mother of six's social media was on November 24, 2020.

    Josh was previously released from behind bars after making bail. He will now wear an ankle monitor.

  • Bryan Brunati

    AMY MOVES ON WITH HER STORE

    The mother of one has been keeping busy running her clothing store amid the chaos that currently surrounds the famous family due to Josh Duggar's arrest.

    Amy took to her store 3130's Instagram Stories to promote items from her store, informing customers of a specific dress.

    Amy Duggar in her store

    All this comes after Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    The disgraced former reality star pleaded not guilty and was released on bail.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JINGER AND JEREMY PRAISE THEIR READERS

    The pair has continued to promote their book amid Josh Duggar's shocking arrest.

    Jeremy, 33, took to his book's Instagram to share a photo of himself signing copies of his book.

    He captioned: "Jinger and I are humbled by your encouraging feedback and the support shown for this project.

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    A post shared by Hope We Hold (@hopewehold)

    "A special thank you to those of you who have reached out and shared your OWN hope story with us!"

    The famous pair also revealed they have been leaving special messages for readers in various copies of their books.

  • Bryan Brunati

    AMY'S INSPIRING MUGS

    The rebellious Duggar family member showed off her new mugs and gave thanks to the company that gifted it to her.

    Amy took to her Instagram Stories to show off her new mugs, as one read: "You are amazing and strong and brave. Remember that today."

    Amy has been quite positive on Instagram

    Another read: "Sometimes I forget that you're awesome, so this is your reminder!"

    Previously, Amy spent a day with her cousin, Jill Duggar, and their kids.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JINGER TRIED 'EXTREME DIETING'

    The mom of two got candid about her struggles and revealed she felt she “had to be skinny” when she was a teenager.

    She told Us Weekly: "For me, the wrestling was with my weight and my body image, even though I was very in shape and I didn’t need to lose weight. 

    “I felt like I needed to; as a 14-year-old girl, I was really wrestling with that. 

    “I think in this culture around us, there is so much talk about what true beauty is and what we’re defined by — if it’s by how we look, how we were raised or how popular we are, whatever those things may be…"

  • Bryan Brunati

    HIDDEN NOTES IN JEREMY AND JINGER'S BOOK

    The couple of have been leaving special handwritten notes in various copies of their new book, The Hope We Hold

    Jeremy leaves hidden messages

    Jeremy took to his Instagram Stories to share a message that he left in one specific copy, as he wrote something near a photo of he and his wife, Jinger Duggar.

    "Isn't she pretty?" he wrote, with an arrow pointing at Jinger.

    The pair have been heavily promoting their new book amid Josh Duggar's arrest news.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JEREMY CONTINUES TO PROMOTE HIS BOOK

    The 33-year-old and his wife, Jinger Duggar, recently released their first book, The Hope We Hold.

    Jeremy took to Instagram Stories to share a selfie as he smiled and held up the couple's book.

    Jeremy Duggar promoted his book

    "Got a copy yet?" he wrote over the photo while pointing at the book.

    Previously, Jinger opened up in a new excerpt for her new book.

    She wrote: "Since Jeremy and I had begun studying Scripture together, I had become more aware of the different beliefs and doctrines Christians held.

    "I realized that not everyone interpreted different passages of Scripture the way I always had, and I wanted to find out why…"

  • Bryan Brunati

    ANNA BLAMES HERSELF FOR JOSH'S HIGH BMI IN PAST CLIP

    Fans on Reddit were quick to slam Anna for blaming herself after she learned her husband's Body Mass Index was over the normal range.

    In the throwback 19 Kids & Counting clip, Anna and Josh sit in the doctor's office while his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, wait alongside them.

    Josh says in the clip: "when you hear that you're like, 'what? really?' I mean, I knew I was in bad shape, but I didn't think I was in that bad shape."

    Anna then says in a confessional: "Oh my, this is my cookie that has brought this one. So I have got to make some major changes."

    Josh was recently arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn. He has pleaded not guilty.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JINGER STRUGGLES WITH HER IDENTITY

    The reality star opened up about self-image issues in a recent interview.

    She told Us Weekly: "I think it’s something that I feel like I have really just found my identity in Christ and, like, realizing, ‘OK, I don’t have to measure up.

    Jinger Duggar has found herself struggling with her identity

    "There are days where I feel like it will come up in my mind for a second, but it’s not something that I struggle with on a daily basis.

    "I mean, everybody will look in the mirror at some point and say, ‘Oh, like, I feel terrible.’ Or if I’ve [been] eating super unhealthy, like, ‘I know, OK. I just got to get back on track.’”

    Jinger is married to Jeremy Vuolo – the pair share two daughters, however, they have kept them off their social media to protect their privacy.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JINGER AND JEREMY IN A NEW CITY

    The famous couple are currently living in a new city and raising their family all while dealing with Jinger's brother shocking arrest.

    A source told People: "They have built their own life in a new city that they love and are surrounded by people who support them.

    "It's taken an emotional toll on them, but they are raising their daughters and are focused on their life in L.A."

    Josh Duggar was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    Jinger Duggar and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, are trying their best to move onCredit: Instagram

    He pleaded not guilty, and he was released on bail but he was made to wear an ankle monitor.

    Jeremy and Jinger are not supporting Josh, as they released in a statement after his arrest: “We are disturbed to hear of the changes against Josh.

    "While this case must go through the legal system, we want to make it clear that we absolutely condemn any form of child abuse and fully support the authorities and judicial process in their pursuit of justice.”

  • Bryan Brunati

    JUSTIN DUGGAR STAYS QUIET ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    Josh's younger brother hasn't posted on his Instagram ever since the shocking arrest of the father of six.

    A few weeks ago, Justin was quite active on social media, as he shared plenty of photos and videos from his wedding day with his wife, Claire.

    However, he has remained tight-lipped since his brother was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    Josh pleaded not guilty, and he was released on bail but he was made to wear an ankle monitor.

  • Bryan Brunati

    JEREMY TAKES A 'TOUR THROUGH OXFORD'

    Jinger Duggar's husband took some time to take a look at the prestigious university.

    The 33-year-old took to his Instagram Stories to share a short clip of himself being given a tour through Oxford thanks to his pal.

    Jeremy was given a 'tour through Oxford'

    The TV star made a joke that he refers to the school as "Narnia," as the videoshows off the beautiful landscape.

    All this comes after People revealed that Jinger's brother Josh's arrest has taken an “emotional toll” on her, but she is focusing on her family.

  • Teresa Roca

    JOSH DUGGAR’S AUNT DEANNA POSTS QUOTE ABOUT ‘TEACHING CHILDREN HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE’

    Josh Duggar’s aunt Deanna has posted a cryptic quote amid her nephew’s child porn scandal. 

    Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn last Thursday. 

    Deanna, who is mom to rebel cousin Amy, posted a quote on her Instagram Story that read: “Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.”

    This comes after residents of Arkansas blamed Jim Bob for the arrest. 

    The Arkansas resident told Fox News: “They’re absolutely not a shock to me and honestly it makes me angry because if the parents had done something about this before, who knows how many children would have been saved.

    “Everyone I’ve talked to feels disgusted by this but yet they aren’t surprised.”

    In 2015, In Touch exposed a police report that revealed Josh molested five underage women in the Duggar family home as a teen. 

    His sisters Jill and Jessa came forward as two of the victims. 

    Josh was not charged for the molestation. 

  • Teresa Roca

    FANS PRAISE JILL DUGGAR FOR BREAKING FAMILY’S DRESS CODE 

    Counting On fans are praising Jill Duggar for breaking her family’s dress code by wearing a sexy red lace mini dress. 

    Jill is currently feuding with her parents Jim Bob and Michelle, as she has broken the family’s strict rules over the years. 

    The mother of two wore a tight dress that showed off her legs to her husband Derick’s law school graduation. 

    One fan commented: “Jilly muffin looks hot!”

    Another said: “Good for her for getting rid of the frumpy jean skirts. She looks so normal now.”

    A third wrote: “Rock those knees, Jill!”

    The latest rebellion comes after her older brother Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    He is currently on home detention until his July 2021 trial. 

  • Teresa Roca

    JOSH DUGGAR ‘DOWNLOADED CHILD PORN’ DAYS BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY IN 2019

    Josh Duggar “downloaded child porn” just days before Mother’s Day. 

    Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest son was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

    According to the indictment, Josh “knowingly received child pornography” between or about May 14, 2019 and on or about May 16, 2019.

    Mother’s Day took place on May 12, 2019, just days before the alleged downloads. 

    Anna posted a photo of decorations and a card her children gifted her. 

    She is currently expecting her seventh child with Josh. 

    Credit: TLC
  • Teresa Roca

    JILL DUGGAR’S HUSBAND DERICK DILLARD GRADUATES FROM LAW SCHOOL

    Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard has officially graduated from law school. 

    A Reddit fan grabbed a photo from the livestream of Derick’s law school graduation this morning, as he could be seen holding his diploma on stage. 

    Yesterday, Derick tweeted: “It’s hard to believe that exactly 10 years ago today I graduated from OSU’s School of Accounting, and tomorrow I will graduate from the UA School of Law. #cowboys #accounting #2011 #razorbacks #law #2021.”

    Jill broke her family's modest dress code for the event, as she wore a sexy red lace mini dress for her husband's big day. 

    The accomplishment comes as Jill’s brother Josh is on home detention for child porn charges. 

    He was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn. He has pleaded not guilty. 

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