JOSH Duggar bowed his head as he walked from court the day after a trial of his child pornography, assisted by his attorney and his supportive wife Anna.
The former Counting On star has pleaded not guilty to two counts of child pornography and his trial in Fayetteville, Arkansas begins this week over the charges stemming from him. April 2021 arrest.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Anna and Josh were seen arriving at the courthouse while holding hands.
The couple said nothing as they entered the building.
The mother-of-seven wore a black dress and mask around Josh, who kept a low profile in a suit and tie.
Duggar fans stoned Anna as she held hands with the disgraced star.
On Twitter, one person wrote: “I will never understand his wife. Protecting her children should come first, not on his side.”
Another added: “He has a history of pornography… and ‘stroking’ sisters… I wish his wife would wake up for the sake of their children.”
While a third said: “So sad, the wife looks like she’s being dragged into it. But wears her mourning dress appropriately.”
He was accused of possessing sick images it was “the worst of the worst” the authorities had ever seen.
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Homeland Security Agent Gerald Faulkner said in May that downloads generated from a particular file “are in the top five of the worst I’ve ever had to check.”
The old reality star was on detention at home and has lived with third-party guardians LaCount and Maria Reber, longtime friends of Jim Bob’s parents and wife Michelle.
Jim Bob, 56, repeatedly claimed that he could not remember the details of Josh’s previous hospitalizations that he touched the victims, who were known as Jane Does 1-4, Everyone reported.
In 2015, Jim Bob told police that Josh, 33, had confessed to touching an underage girl in the family home from 2002 to 2003.
Josh admitted to the sexual harassment in a statement at the time on his Facebook page, however, he never faced charges.
It is said that Josh’s trial could last until December 3, and if found guilty he faces 20 years in prison.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/16902579/josh-duggar-anna-child-porn-trial-jill/ Josh Duggar looked tense as he held his wife Anna’s hand and crouched behind a lawyer after his first day on trial for child pornography