Which Duggars support Josh & who cut all ties with disgraced star ahead of his sentencing on child pornography charges
JOSH Duggar's family has been divided in their support and condemnation of the disgraced reality star.
And as they prepare for Josh's prison sentence for possessing and receiving child pornography, here is the family's stance on the 34-year-old father of seven.
Josh, 34, was found guilty of possessing and receiving child pornography on December 9 and will be sentenced for the crimes on May 25.
While prosecutors are demanding Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentence the disgraced star to 20 years in prison, Josh’s legal team is begging for just five years behind bars.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Anna, 33, and Michelle, 55, were the only immediate family members to write letters to the judge.
In Anna’s letter, she describes her husband of 13 years and father of her seven children as “considerate, respectful, quick to forgive, patient and genuinely the kindest person.”
Her letter read: “Joshua has worked hard to provide for me and our (now) seven children. But the happiest part of the day by far is when Daddy comes home from work, and his cheerful voice fills the house. ‘Hey, guys! How's it going? What did you learn about in school today?’ are usually the conversation starters in between greeting each of our children.
“Joshua is an engaged dad who gladly throws a football with his sons, listens to our daughters play a new song they have learned on the piano, helps answer homework questions, or lends a hand sweeping up spilled crackers.
“He is a kind, loving, supportive, and caring father and husband—his primary focus in life. My children and I rely on Joshua for financial, emotional, and physical support. Many others depend on Joshua, too.
Mom Michelle said in her letter that Josh has “friends and family who love and support him in his abilities to succeed as a husband, father and business owner, and man both now and in the future!”
She said her son has a “tender heart” and is “compassionate towards others.”
Her letter continued: “Joshua is a loving and patient man, striving to be a blessing and provide for his family! He has also spent quality time with his wife and children learning life skills together and going on family outings.
“Side by side, Joshua and his family have built forts, learned how to work on bicycles and other vehicles, gone camping, hiking, fished and played countless games and sports – together!”
The mother of 19 ended the letter: “As I look to his return, I stand ready to offer my continued love and encouragement to Joshua and his family and for their success in the future – together! We ask that he would be reunited with his wife and family in a timely manner.”
Other letters include Anna’s father and family, Duggar neighbors, LaCount Reber, who allowed Josh to stay in his home while on house arrest, a pastor and more.
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