Josh Duggar's sister, Jill, and her husband Derick, have broken their silence over the child pornography arrest of the former 19 Kids and Counting star.
Jill and Derick spoke to The Sun about Josh's recent arrest on two counts of child pornography with Jill saying: 'We’re very sad about the whole thing, it’s horrible. It’s all very sad. Josh’s wife Anna is pregnant with their seventh child, I cannot imagine how she is feeling.'
Derick told the news outlet that 'obviously if there is anything there related to child pornography, we hope that justice is done'.
'I don’t think anybody supports child pornography. We’re sad for Anna, put yourself in her situation and imagine how you would feel if that happened with your family member. I imagine it would be really hard,' he added.
Josh, the 33-year-old former 19 Kids and Counting star, pleaded not guilty to federal charges on Friday during a virtual court hearing during which he was ordered to live with a third party with no children if he is granted bond.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Josh Duggar's sister, Jill, and her husband Derick (together), have broken their silence over the child pornography arrest of the former 19 Kids and Counting star
'We’re very sad about the whole thing, it’s horrible. It’s all very sad,' Jill (right with her husband) said. Josh Duggar (left) pleaded not guilty to federal child porn charges on Friday during a virtual court hearing
He is charged with receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Josh's other sister, Jinger, and her husband, Jeremy, have also reacted to Duggar's charges after they were made public Friday.
'We are disturbed to hear of the charges against Josh. While this case must go through the legal system, we want to make it clear that we absolutely condemn any form of child abuse and fully support the authorities and judicial process in their pursuit of justice,' the couple wrote in a statement shared to Instagram.
Duggar's parents and fellow 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar also issued a statement Friday.
'We appreciate your continued prayers for our family at this time. The accusations brought against Joshua today are very serious,' they said in the statement obtained by People magazine.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'It is our prayer that the truth, no matter what it is, will come to light, and that this will all be resolved in a timely manner.' They added: 'We love Josh and Anna and continue to pray for their family.'
Speaking to The Sun, Amy, 34, said: 'At the moment I have no comment to make. I'm kind of speechless, we just hope it’s not true.
'I spoke with several of my cousins after we heard about the arrest. We're in