Jana Duggar's sister Jessa reveals WHY she was really charged with child endangerment & demands 'give the girl a break!'
JESSA Duggar revealed why her sister Jana was charged with child endangerment and demanded that fans give her a "break."
The Counting On star was charged on September 10 and posted $430 bail.
Jessa, 29, took to her Instagram stories on Monday night to defend her older sister Jana, 31, whose child endangerment charges recently came to light.
The reality star posted a message to fans, reading: "Getting messages about headlines about Jana. Bottom line – it was an innocent mistake.
"She was babysitting and one of the kids slipped out the door unnoticed, but it ended safely."
Jessa continued: "Could've happened to anyone. The media is sensationalizing this because of other current family circumstances and it makes me so mad.
"She's without question one of the most amazing women I know and I'd trust her with my kids any day of the week.
"Do me a favor – give the girl a break, and all you perfect humans go back to living your lives," she scathed.
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Last week, The Sun confirmed that Jana was charged with endangering a child, just days after her brother Josh was found guilty on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.
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The oldest Duggar daughter's next court date is on January 10, 2022 at 1:30 pm, a clerk confirmed to The Sun.
Per Arkansas law, these charges can be either a “class A or B misdemeanor,” and penalties can include anything from jail time to fines.
This hit to the famous family comes just one day after eldest Duggar son Josh was found guilty of both possessing and receiving child pornography.
Right after the verdict was revealed, the ex-reality star was ordered straight into custody.
The 33-year-old looked back at his family when the court read out that he was found guilty.
While he didn’t cry, Josh was “teary-eyed” and “solemn” as he was cuffed, according to The Sun's reporter at the scene.
Meanwhile, his brother Justin was unable to fight back the tears and cried as he watched his older sibling being taken into custody.
The TLC alum stopped as he was being taken away to tell his wife Anna, 33, that he “loved” her.
Family patriarch, Jim Bob, consoled Josh's wife Anna, though neither were visibly emotional.
While Jana attended the trial, she has not shared her reaction to the verdict, however, her sister Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, have.
The couple took to their family website and shared a lengthy statement that kicked off: "Today was difficult for our family.
"Our hearts go out to the victims of child abuse or any kind of exploitation.
"We are thankful for the hard work of law enforcement, including investigators, forensic analysts, prosecutors, and all others involved who save kids and hold accountable those responsible for their abuse."
The statement continued: "Nobody is above the law. It applies equally to everybody, no matter your wealth, status, associations, gender, race, or any other factor.
"Today, the people of the Western District of Arkansas made that clear in their verdict.
"As a Christian, we believe we are all equal at the foot of the cross, and, likewise, we are all equal under the law."
"Josh’s actions have rippled far beyond the epicenter of the offense itself. Children have scars, but his family is also suffering the fallout of his actions," the pair wrote, and added that the trial "felt more like a funeral."
Meanwhile, Jim Bob and his wife, Michelle, said they'll "always love" Josh, while their daughter Jessa slammed child sex abuse as "evil" following the verdict.
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