Jana Duggar, reality star and the younger sister of recently convicted sex offender Joshua Duggar, faces charges of compromising a minor’s welfare this fall. Local media cited Arkansas court filings to report that she was cited for a misdemeanor and released on bail on September 9.
The news of Jana Duggar’s charge comes a day after Josh Duggar, her older brother, a former reality TV star was found guilty on two charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Jana Duggar has over half a million followers on Instagram where she introduces herself as a Gardening enthusiast, home re-modeler, coffee lover, and amateur cook. She last shared a post on her Instagram account 9 weeks ago, and it included a video.
Jana Duggar faces a trial on January 10. Jana’s counsel did not respond to requests for further clarification. An associate also denied requests for comments. Family representatives have also not responded immediately.
Case Against Jana Duggar Not Revealed To Protect Identity Of Minor
The case’s details involving Jana Duggar were not revealed by the court. In an earlier case, Leslie Rutledge, the Attorney General of Arkansas revealed that details of investigation into child maltreatment would not be published to protect the minor who was involved in the incident.
The charge Jana Duggar faces could include charges that the defendant had substantially risked the mental or physical welfare of a minor. It could also include exposing the child to serious harm.
If convicted, Jana faces 3 months in jail and a $1,000 fine, the standard punishment under Arkansas law in such cases.
Earlier, Jana’s older brother, Josh, was found guilty of child sex abuse. He had downloaded and was in possession of images and videos on his computer back in 2019. There are no indications that the two cases could be related.