“Yesterday my oldest brother was sentenced to 151 months, round 12 1/2 years in jail for receiving and possessing child pornography,” the contractor, 22, wrote in a prolonged assertion shared through his Instagram Story on Thursday, Could 26. “In my view, decide Timothy L. Brooks was honest in his ruling giving Josh a sentence that will be thought of beneath the median for the crimes he has dedicated.”
The Construct Grasp Building proprietor went on to say that he was deeply saddened by what Josh, 34, had achieved.
“My coronary heart is grieved over the alternatives my brother has made, his actions don't replicate that of a Christian believer and have doubtlessly defamed my Lord and Saviors title!!” Jase wrote. “Joshua’s poor selections have enormously effected [sic] these round him, particularly his spouse, seven kids and our household as an entire.”
Regardless of his disappointment in Josh, nonetheless, Jase mentioned that he would all the time have love for him. “I'll by no means cease loving my brother, no matter what he does, simply as my savior has forgiven me so I've forgiven my brother of his wrongdoings!” he wrote. “My prayer is that God will use this circumstance to really humble him and convey a few true change in his life!”
Josh was sentenced to 151 months in jail on Wednesday, Could 25, after his December 2021 conviction on two counts of possessing and receiving baby pornography. Throughout the sentencing listening to, the decide referred to the previous TLC character’s crimes as “the sickest of the sick.”
The 19 Kids and Counting alum’s legal professional confirmed that Josh plans to file an appeal within the close to future. “We’ll instantly file the discover of enchantment inside the subsequent 14 days, as required by regulation,” the lawyer instructed reporters exterior the Arkansas courthouse on Wednesday. “Mr. Duggar had a trial, we’re now down to 1 rely. We stay up for litigating that one remaining rely on enchantment.”
As a part of his sentence, Josh cannot have unsupervised visits with minors, together with his personal kids. The Arkansas native and his spouse, Anna Duggar, share seven children: Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, and Maryella, 2, and Madyson, 7 months.
Different situations of Josh’s eventual launch embody submitting himself and private data to the U.S. probation workplace, collaborating in a intercourse offense therapy program and never being allowed to own or ingest marijuana.
After serving his jail sentence, the previous automotive salesman may even be assigned 20 years of supervised launch, the phrases of which shall be set by a federal decide. If Josh violates any of these situations, he may very well be despatched again to jail to serve the rest of his supervised launch time.