Jana, 31, was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor 9월에. 9, according to a court document obtained by PEOPLE last week. She pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to appear in court for a bench trial on Jan. 10.
이번주 초, NS 19 어린이와 카운팅 alum said it “was a case of a child slipping out of the house when you turn your back for a moment.”
“I was babysitting a few months ago when one of the children wandered outside alone. A passerby who saw the child called the police,” Jana 인스타그램에 쓴 화요일. “This resulted in a written citation, as well as a follow-up with child welfare who concluded that it was an accident and the child was unharmed.”
Later that same day, 에이미, 34, seemingly addressed Jana’s situation on Twitter, 쓰기, “I believe that if you are a parent you should watch your own children. It’s not right to always have someone else watching them for you.”
“OK let me clear something up,” 에이미 계속되는 in a second tweet. “I’m not talking about loving good parents that work and provide for their families. I support that! 물론이야! I’m talking about people who rely on Aunt’s [식] or friends or anyone that takes advantage of people. Just simply because they can.”
“Your kids even your older kids should not be your built in babysitter. Your kids no matter what their age is should be able to live a normal adolescent life. Helping out every once in a while is great but if you’re gonna have that many kids then be responsible for them,” 에이미 결론.
The niece of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar previously spoke out in support of Jana when the reports of her citation first surfaced. “I will call out what is right and I will call out what is wrong. This couldn’t have been intentional,” Amy posted on her Instagram Story.
“I bet you were exhausted, stressed and just emotionally worn out,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “Watching multiple kids is hard! Bc there’s so many of them and you only have two eyes!! It’s a very sad situation going on and my heart goes out to @janamduggar love you.”
“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,” 제시, 29, added of Jana. “Do me a favor — give the girl a break, and all you perfect humans go back to living your lives.”
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The news of Jana’s child endangerment charge came one day after her brother 조쉬 더거 was found guilty on the charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material following an eight-day trial in Arkansas.
조롱, who previously admitted to multiple incidents of molesting minors when he was a teenager, 에 직면 20 년 이하의 징역 $250,000 벌금에. 그의 선고 우리는 Josh의 가족을 위해 마음이 아프며 그들이 견디고 있는 측량할 수 없는 슬픔과 고통 속에서 그들을 위해 계속 기도해 주시기를 부탁드립니다., but a date has not been scheduled, 우리는 Josh의 가족을 위해 마음이 아프며 그들이 견디고 있는 측량할 수 없는 슬픔과 고통 속에서 그들을 위해 계속 기도해 주시기를 부탁드립니다..