Jason Duggar Forgives Brother Josh After Child Porn Sentencing, Vows To Always Love Him

Jason Duggar released a long statement following Josh Duggar’s child porn sentencing, admitting how he has “forgiven” his older brother.

“Yesterday my oldest brother was sentenced to 151 months, around 12 1/2 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography,” Jason, 22, wrote on his Instagram Story Thursday.

“In my opinion, judge Timothy L. Brooks was fair in his ruling giving Josh a sentence that would be considered below the median for the crimes he has committed,” Jason continued.

“My heart is grieved over the choices my brother has made, his actions do not reflect that of a Christian believer and have doubtlessly defamed my Lord and Saviors name!!”

The former reality star added that Josh’s crimes “greatly effected [sic] those around him,” mentioning the 34-year-old’s wife, Anna Duggar, and their seven kids: Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, Maryella, 2, and Madyson, 7 months.

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“With that said, I will never stop loving my brother, regardless of what he does, just as my savior has forgiven me so I have forgiven my brother of his wrongdoings!” Jason concluded.

“My prayer is that God will use this circumstance to truly humble him and bring about a true change in his life!”

Jason was seen with his parents, Jim Bob Duggar and Amy Duggar, along with his sister Joy-Anna Duggar at the Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse for Josh’s sentencing hearing Wednesday.

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When Josh was sentenced to 151 months behind bars, the first person from the Duggar family to come forward was his cousin, Amy Duggar.

“Where he’s going … the prisoners are going to take care of him,” Duggar, 35, told her Instagram followers in a video. “Hopefully tonight, I can sleep for the first time ever and rest assured that another monster will be put behind bars makes my heart feel a little lighter.”

The following day, Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillardreleased their own statement to their family’s blog.

“The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally. Yesterday was another one of those hard days,” the couple wrote Thursday, noting that they “continue to love Josh and his family and will be there for them.”

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