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UPDATE: ‘An Honest Mistake’: Jessa Seewald Defends Sister Jana Duggar

TLC subsequently aired a spinoff show called “Counting On,” which followed the lives of the Duggar children and their families. That show aired from 2015 to 2020, when it was cancelled after Josh Duggar was charged with possessing child pornography. 

Last week, Josh Duggar was convicted on two child pornography charges. Judge Timothy Brooks said Duggar’s sentencing would take place in four months. Duggar faces up to 40 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. 

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In the wake of the verdict, Jill Dillard, one of the sisters whom Josh Duggar allegedly molested, released a statement with her husband Dereck, which said in part, “Our hearts go out to the victims of child abuse or any kind of exploitation. We are thankful for the hard work of law enforcement, including investigators, forensic analysts, prosecutors, and all others involved who save kids and hold accountable those responsible for their abuse.”

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released a statement on their family website, saying, “This entire ordeal has been very grievous. Today, God’s grace, through the love and prayers of so many, has sustained us. Our hearts and prayers are with anyone who has ever been harmed through [Child Sexual Abuse Material].”

“In the days ahead, we will do all we can to surround our daughter-in-law Anna and their children with love and support,” the statement continued. “As parents, we will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our children. In each of life’s circumstances, we place our trust in God. He is our source of strength and refuge. Thank you for your prayers.”

Jana Duggar remains active in her faith as a conservative Christian, having attended the 2021 G3 Conference in Atlanta, GA. Posting pictures with her sister, Jessa Seewald, and brother-in-law Ben Seewald, Duggar said, “Blessed by the great preaching, worship, and conversations this week!”

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Jana Duggar is due in court on January 10. 

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