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Josh Duggar’s wife Anna is convinced he’s INNOCENT and is ‘standing by him’ amid child porn charges


Josh Duggar‘s pregnant wife Anna is reportedly sticking by him as he faces charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material — and is convinced that he is innocent.

Josh, 33, was arrested last month for allegedly downloading images and video depicting children being sexually abused, but a source tells People that Anna, 32, doesn’t believe the charges against him and has no intention of ending the marriage — or walking away with their six children and seventh unborn baby.

‘She’s standing by him,’ the source said. ‘She thinks Josh is innocent.’ 

Standing by her man: Josh Duggar’s pregnant wife Anna is reportedly sticking by him as he faces charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material 

Her own reality: Anna, 32, doesn't believe the charges against him and has no intention of ending the marriage ¿ or walking away with their six children and seventh unborn baby

Her own reality: Anna, 32, doesn’t believe the charges against him and has no intention of ending the marriage — or walking away with their six children and seventh unborn baby

Criminal activity: Father-of-six Josh, 33, was arrested last month for allegedly downloading images and video depicting children being sexually abused

Criminal activity: Father-of-six Josh, 33, was arrested last month for allegedly downloading images and video depicting children being sexually abused

On April 29, Josh was arrested on federal charges following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his property. 

The next day, he pleaded ‘not guilty’ to child porn charges, including some that Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner described as ‘in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine’.

But on May 8, he was released on bail, with the condition that he stay with a third party, family friends LaCount and Maria Reber.

Despite the seriousness of his charges, Josh is allowed to see his own six children — Mackynzie Renée, 11, Michael James, nine, Marcus Anthony, seven, Meredith Grace, five, Mason Garrett, three, and Maryella Hope, 17 months — with supervision.

And, according to People’s source, he already has.

[Josh] has seen [his] children with Anna there. She has to be there,’ the insider claimed.

The Sun had previously reported on the visit, quoting the Rebers’ neighbor, Jason Gemeiner, who said that he had seen visitors arriving at the property, and believed them to be Josh’s wife and children. 

Innocents: Josh can see his kids ¿ Mackynzie Renée, 11, Michael James, 9, Marcus Anthony, 7, Meredith Grace, 5, Mason Garrett, 3, and Maryella Hope, 17 months ¿ with supervision

Innocents: Josh can see his kids — Mackynzie Renée, 11, Michael James, 9, Marcus Anthony, 7, Meredith Grace, 5, Mason Garrett, 3, and Maryella Hope, 17 months — with supervision 

Watch out! Anna and the kids have reportedly already visited Josh at the home of the family friend where he staying on house arrest

Watch out! Anna and the kids have reportedly already visited Josh at the home of the family friend where he staying on house arrest

‘I believe I saw family visit, yes. I believe his wife and kids visited. I assume that’s who they were. There were also other people,’ he said. 

Gemeiner said he was ‘concerned’ about Josh living next door ‘but there is not much I can do about it. ‘ 

‘I have a teen daughter so that’s my concern, but she’s a strong girl! We’re spread apart. There is a horse pasture in between us. It’s not like we interact. Everyone keeps to themselves,’ he said.

The Sun also reported on Anna’s intention to stand by Josh, with a source telling the outlet that the soon-to-be-mother-of-seven is in ‘denial’ and blames Josh’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle. 

‘Jim Bob is telling people she is defending Josh and no longer speaking to most of the family,’ the source said.

‘Jim Bob said she blames him and wife Michelle for Josh’s arrest. Anna feels it all stems from how they dealt with his previous molestation scandal after he assaulted his sisters.’

She is also pointing a finger at the President.

Some instincts are correct! Anna is reportedly in 'denial' and blames Jim Bob and Michelle for the arrest

Some instincts are correct! Anna is reportedly in ‘denial’ and blames Jim Bob and Michelle for the arrest

Behind bars: If convicted of the two counts against him, he could be sentenced to up 40 years in prison

Behind bars: If convicted of the two counts against him, he could be sentenced to up 40 years in prison 

‘She also thinks that this case is a conspiracy theory against her husband set up by the Biden administration,’ the source said. ‘She believes that if Donald Trump was still in power this would not be happening, and refuses to believe he’s done anything wrong.’  

Anna has stuck by Josh through sexually deviant behavior in the past.

In 2015, an unearthed police report revealed that Josh had sexually abused four of younger siblings, as well as a fifth minor, when he was a teenager.

Josh had gone to a faith-based rehab facility in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2003 after his parents learned of the molestation, and spent three months in the facility, which was owned by the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), a Christian ministry and training program founded by Bill Gothard.

While little has been revealed about the program, people associated with IBLP have claimed that Josh was required to do manual labor and was not allowed to speak during that time.

He was also allegedly required to shave his head, the results of which can be seen in the Duggars’ first TV special on Discovery Health, 14 Children and Pregnant Again. 

The abuse was kept a secret until 2015 — and just months after it came to light, Josh was discovered to be using the adultery website Ashley Madison.

Can do no wrong in her eyes! Anna, who married Josh in 2008, has stuck by him through sexually deviant behavior in the past

Can do no wrong in her eyes! Anna, who married Josh in 2008, has stuck by him through sexually deviant behavior in the past 

All's forgiven! Josh famously admitted to molesting four of his younger sisters and a fifth child when he was a teenager and has continued to be allowed around kids

All’s forgiven! Josh famously admitted to molesting four of his younger sisters and a fifth child when he was a teenager and has continued to be allowed around kids

In 2015, Josh confessed to being unfaithful and having an 'addiction' to pornography, and went away for several months to a $7,500-per-month Christian treatment center for addiction

In 2015, Josh confessed to being unfaithful and having an ‘addiction’ to pornography, and went away for several months to a $7,500-per-month Christian treatment center for addiction 

Josh confessed to being unfaithful and having an ‘addiction’ to pornography, and went away for several months to a $7,500-per-month Christian treatment center for addiction.

During that time, Anna stuck by him, too, even flying up to the Christian treatment center for visits. 

In 2015, she called the ordeal ‘heartbreaking’ in an episode of Counting On.

‘It was definitely hard, and I think it is such a betrayal for a spouse to go through what we’re walking through’ she said. ‘It was hard to realize that it was such a public [ordeal].’

‘Here we were as a Christian couple, everyone was able to see us get married and vow before God to be loyal to each other, and that loyalty was broken.

‘For my heart it was just like, “How could this happen in our marriage? Josh is my first love, my one and only.”

In 2016, she wrote about moving forward in a blog post, saying: ‘2015 was the most difficult year of my life. Yet, amazingly I’ve found that in my own life crisis God has drawn near to me (“He’s near to the brokenhearted” Psalms 34:18) and my faith has been more precious to me than ever before.’

Josh has not only been allowed around his own children, but he has frequently spent time in his parents' house, where he is around more minors including his siblings and his nieces

Josh has not only been allowed around his own children, but he has frequently spent time in his parents’ house, where he is around more minors including his siblings and his nieces

Defiant: Anna has seemingly never wavered in her commitment and has proudly posted pictures of Josh on social media

Defiant: Anna has seemingly never wavered in her commitment and has proudly posted pictures of Josh on social media

Like it never happened! Anna shared effusive praise for her husband on his 31st birthday and mentioned his 'redemption' ¿ less than four years after he admitted he was unfaithful

Like it never happened! Anna shared effusive praise for her husband on his 31st birthday and mentioned his ‘redemption’ — less than four years after he admitted he was unfaithful

For some time after, Anna refrained from posting pictures of Josh on Instagram, but with time, she was back to including him on social media. 

‘Redemption is a beautiful thing!’ she told a fan who commented on Josh’s presence in Instagram photos. 

On his birthday one year, Anna also wrote an effusive Instagram post singing his praises, saying: ‘Your gratitude for redemption through JESUS and striving to please HIM above all!’

She continued: ‘Joshua, YOU are a TREASURE and I look forward to growing old — TOGETHER.’

She also clearly forgave him privately. In 2017, they welcomed a son named Mason, followed by a daughter named Maryella in 2019. They are now expecting their seventh. 

As recently as a week before his arrest, Anna was even taking to Instagram to defend her husband against critics.

When an Instagram commenter asked, ‘How do you afford all those kids? Does Josh even work?’ Anna shot back: ;Yes, my husband is a diligent worker and provides well for our family.’ 

But Josh — whose trial is scheduled to start in July — may now be facing actual legal repercussions for his behavior. If convicted of the two counts against him, he could be sentenced to up 40 years in prison. 



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