Josh Duggar may be charged with two counts of child pornography months later. Followers of the Duggar family have some burning questions in the meantime. Josh has been imprisoned pending sentencing, leaving his wife Anna Duggar alone for the foreseeable future. Family critics want to know what’s next for the 33-year-old wife and mother. Will Anna stay in Arkansas with the Duggars, or will she return to Florida to get support from her parents, or will she go out on her own?
Josh Duggar’s trial has ended with his conviction
On December 9, a 12-person jury indicted Josh Duggar on two counts of child pornography. The decision came after more than a week of testimony from computer experts, federal agents, and even family friends. The trial resulted from a nearly two-year investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.
After the guilty verdict was read, Josh was sent back to prison, and the family members present to hear the hastily built verdict left. Anna Duggar was the first to step out of the courtroom, followed by Justin Duggar and his wife Claire Spivey. Jim Bob Duggar was also seen with the group. Derek Dillard, Jill Dillard, Austin Forsyth, and Joy Anna Forsyth were also in the courtroom when the verdict was read. They were left separated from the rest of the family.
The Duggar family members want to know what Anna Duggar will do now
Now that Josh is out of the picture for the foreseeable future, critics of The Duggar Family have turned their attention to Anna Duggar. The mother of the seven children appears to be in an awkward position. Not only has Anna never held a job, but she hasn’t lived alone either. Anna accepted Josh’s proposal on her 20th birthday in 2008. A few months later, the pair married. Immediately after the wedding, Anna moved from her parents’ home in Florida to Arkansas, where she settled with the Duggars. A short stint in Washington, D.C., away from family did not end well.
Now, as the family’s followers see her, Anna has only three options. She can either roam Arkansas with the Duggar family and hope that Jim Bob will support her huge family, head to Florida while Josh is imprisoned, or file for divorce and make it on her own. Anna will likely count on the help of several siblings who have left the family’s ultra-conservative Christian service if she chooses to leave. However, the latter option appears to be the least likely. Anna stood next to Josh during the trial. However, she will have little time to make a decision. Josh has not yet been sentenced.
When will Josh Duggar be sentenced?
Josh Duggar’s trial may be over, but there are more judicial steps he will need to complete before his ultimate fate is known. Aside from his legal team planning to appeal in the “opportune time,” the father-of-seven needs to wait for the verdict to be pronounced. After reading the guilty verdict, District Judge Timothy L. Brooks said the ruling will likely happen within four months.
During this waiting period, Josh will remain in custody. He is booked into the Washington County Correctional Facility. According to the US Sun, Josh is being held in solitary confinement for his own protection. The disgraced reality TV star will not remain in the facility for the duration of his sentence. After his sentencing, Josh will likely be moved to a federal facility. The federal repair facility closest to the Duggar family home in Springdale, Arkansas, is four hours away in Forest City, Arkansas. However, there is no guarantee that he will spend his time there.
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