Jana Duggar charged with endangering the welfare of a child



Jana Duggar was charged with engendering the welfare of a child on Sept. 10, according to court docs obtained by Page Six. 

The ex-reality star, 31, plead not guilty to the charge and her next court date is scheduled for Jan. 10, a court clerk for the city Elm Springs, Ark., told us Friday.

Per Arkansas law, the charge could be considered a “Class A or B misdemeanor” and could result in jail time, a fine or both for Duggar. 

News of the “19 Kids and Counting” alum’s charge comes just one day after her brother, Josh Duggar, was found guilty on one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. 

The 33-year-old faces up to 20 years behind bars and fines of up to $250,000 for each count.

At the time of Josh’s April arrest, the Justice Department said that the former TLC star downloaded material that contained children under the age of 12. 

josh duggar mug shot
Josh Duggar was found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Prior to this week’s ruling, Josh had been accused of sexually abusing five underage girls — including four of his sisters — in his teens. 

“19 Kids and Counting” — the TLC reality series that launched the Duggar family, including parents Jim Bob and Michelle, and their 19 children into stardom — was canceled in 2015 after Josh’s first molestation scandal. 

The network eventually rebranded the show, without Josh, as “Counting On.” However, it was canceled earlier this year due to the public souring on Duggar programming in general. 

The Duggar and Dillard families in a 2014 family portrait.
The Duggar family at Jill and Derick Dillard’s 2014 wedding.

Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, 55, released a statement on Thursday following Josh’s guilty verdict, telling fans that they are “praying” for their disgraced son. 

“Today, God’s grace, through the love and prayers of so many, has sustained us,” they wrote.

Acknowledging Josh’s victims, the pair added, “Our hearts and prayers are with anyone who has ever been harmed through CSAM [child sexual abuse material].”


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