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The Duggar family speak out after Josh Duggar found guilty in child sexual abuse material trial

'America is the best country to get justice,' said Derick

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Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
December 9, 2021
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Josh Duggar's family have spoken out after he was found guilty during a child sexual abuse material trial.

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"We just wanted to, among other things, see the facts for ourselves," Josh's brother-in-law Derick Dillard said, adding: "America is the best country to get justice."

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Josh's cousin Amy King, an outspoken critic of the family for several years, took to Twitter to pray that the jury and judge "seek healing" for the pictures to which they were exposed

"May the juror's and Judge Brooks seek healing / counseling from all that was exposed to them,' she tweeted.

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"May the children grow up with real Godly men as father figures who will guide and protect them. May the people who were once in disbelief have their eyes opened for the first time."

After a 2019 raid on his Arkansas car dealership, father-of-seven Josh willingly turned himself in on 29 April 2021.

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Josh was found guilty on one count, "receipt of child pornography"

It was later confirmed through court documents that Josh had been arrested for “knowingly received child pornography" and "knowingly possessed material that contained images of child pornography,” including “images of minors under the age of 12" in May 2019.

A jury spent around four hours deliberating before coming back with their verdict.

The judge on Thursday said sentencing may take up to four months; Josh was detained into custody after the verdict.  He could be facing 20 years in prison with fines up to $250,000.

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Anna and Josh are parents to seven children

Derick is the husband of Jill, and the pair have been estranged from the family for several years, but he was in court every day as was Austin Forsyth, the husband of Joy-Anna.

Jill and Joy-Anna both previously revealed that in 2005 they were victims of molestation by Josh, as were sisters Jessa and Jinger. Joy-Anna and Jessa were both in court for several days, as were brother Jason and Justin, sister Jana, and patriarch Jim Bob who missed the first few days.

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