Anna, the rarely seen wife of Josh Duggar, looks stoic as she arrives in court for her jail sentence for child pornography
JOSH Duggar’s rarely seen wife, Anna, has arrived in court for her child pornography conviction.
Josh, 34, was convicted in December of possessing and receiving child pornography and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Anna supported the disgraced Counting On alum throughout his trial and arrived again at an Arkansas courthouse on Wednesday for his sentencing.
The Sun’s court reporter revealed she was the first to arrive and entered with her friend and Josh’s legal team.
She was seen chatting with her friend inside and appeared to be in “good spirits”.
The mother-of-seven defied Josh’s conservative family dress code by baring her legs in a navy knee-length dress and nude heels.
She had also dyed her hair, ditching her brown locks for a new blonde look.
Although the former TLC star masked her features with a face mask, she looked solemn as she appeared in court.
Anna was joined by Josh’s father, Jim Bob, and his sister Joy-Anna.
While prosecutors are demanding that Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentence Josh to 20 years in prison, his legal team is only asking for five years behind bars.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Anna, 33, and Josh’s mother, Michelle, 55, were the only members of his immediate family to write letters to the judge.
In Anna’s letter, she describes her husband of 13 years and father of her seven children as “thoughtful, respectful, quick to forgive, patient and genuinely the kindest person”.
His letter read: “Joshua has worked hard to support me and our (now) seven children.
“But by far the happiest moment of the day is when Dad comes home from work and his happy voice fills the house. ‘Hey, guys! How are you? What did you learn in school? today ?’ are usually the conversation starters between the greetings of each of our children.
“Joshua is a committed dad who enjoys throwing a soccer ball with his sons, listening to our daughters play a new song they learned on the piano, helping with homework questions, or giving a helping hand to sweep up spilled crackers.”
Anna added: “He is a kind, loving, supportive and caring father and husband – his main goal in life.
“My children and I rely on Joshua for financial, emotional and physical support. Many others also depend on Joshua.”
Anna has been married to Josh since 2008 and has seven children with him.
‘SHELL OF A WOMAN’
Last month, The Sun exclusively revealed that she had transformed into a “woman’s shell” but refuses to divorce the disgraced star.
“Anna is a shell of a woman right now, but she’s choosing to stay with Josh. They won’t be getting a divorce,” an insider exclusively told The Sun.
“She will visit him when she is allowed to as she still firmly believes he is innocent and that it was all a set up.
“Anna still lives in the compound on the Duggar land near the main family home and has no plans to move at this time.
“Jim Bob and Michelle don’t believe in divorce at all. So, because of this, they told friends that they would support Anna and the children financially.
“They said Anna had no vocation, had never worked and had no way to support herself and the children.”
The source added: “Some of Jim Bob’s friends were quite appalled that he didn’t encourage Anna to divorce Josh, or at least tell her she didn’t have to stay. It sends the wrong message to people. children.”
Anna has made more than 100 calls to her spouse since he was locked up.
Josh was arrested and charged with possession and receipt of child pornography in April 2021 after Homeland Security raided his used car fleet, Wholesale Motorcars, in November 2019.
The highly publicized jury trial lasted two weeks before the jury returned a verdict of guilty on both counts.
At trial, prosecutors presented damning evidence from Josh’s HP computer.
A folder contained 65 thumbnail files of an underage girl.
The jury saw the images and videos that prosecutors say were found on his computer.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.