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Convicted pedophile Josh Duggar’s outspoken cousin Amy King has implied she hopes prisoners beat the reality star up after he was jailed for child porn offenses.
In a video on her Instagram page, King, 35, said that she knew that it was unlikely that the former ’19 Kids and Counting’ star would get the maximum 20 years as in the court’s eyes it was his first offense.
Speaking on Wednesday, King continued: ‘But at the same time, he cannot have his computer, he cannot hurt, exploit any more children and when he sees his kids, he has to be supervised.’
She added: ‘And honestly, where he’s going, I feel like the prisoners are just gonna take care of him.’
King continued on saying that she feels as though the issues involving Duggar are not over. She said that her cousin’s ‘sickness stems from somewhere, and eventually we will hear about the trauma… Eventually I think more will come out.
‘But hopefully tonight, I can sleep for the first time ever and rest assure that another monster will be put behind bars makes my heart feel a little lighter.’
This court sketch shows Josh Duggar at his sentencing hearing in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Wednesday
King, who occasionally appeared on ’19 Kids and Counting,’ including a story arc where she tried to make it in the music industry in Nashville, is the owner of the clothing brand 3130 Clothing.
When Duggar married his wife, Anna, in 2008, King served as a flower girl.
Prior to Duggar’s sentencing, King shared a letter that she sent to the presiding judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks with The Sun.
King wrote in part: ‘Offering leniency as his legal team has requested would be a slap in the face of the children [who were] already so previously harmed. … It upset me greatly to see that no one who chose to provide a character reference for my cousin had any concern for the victims.’
When Duggar was found guilty in December 2021, King tweeted: May the juror’s and Judge Brooks seek healing / counseling from all that was exposed to them.’
She continued: ‘May the children grow up with real Godly men as father figures who will guide and protect them. May the people who were once in disbelief have their eyes opened for the first time.’
Earlier in May 2022, King told People Magazine that she was ‘furious’ at Duggar’s wife, Anna, and his mother, Michelle, had written letters on his behalf in order to try to secure him a lighter sentence.
In a video shared alongside King’s letter to the judge in the case, she pulled spoke out about her relatives writing character references for Duggar saying: ‘
I am not interested in providing false character references for Josh, as other members of my family have so recklessly done.’
King also took the action of penning a letter to Anna Duggar to encourage her to divorce her husband. In the letter, King challenged Anna to ‘be the role model’ that her children needed.
In the caption to her Instagram reaction to Duggar’s sentencing, she made reference to not wearing make up saying: ‘I could have easily edited this video to make me have flawless skin but that isn’t authentic. I will continue to speak up and show the fun/ busy and not so glamorous sides of my life.’
King has been married to husband Dillon King since 2015. The couple has one son, Daxton.
Amy King appeared sporadically on the family’s ’19 Kids and Counting’ reality show
Duggar’s trove of child porn was described as ‘the sickest of the sickest.’
Judge Brooks handed down the 151-month prison sentence at the Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse in Fayetteville at the end of a day-long hearing on Wednesday.
Duggar has been in custody since December when a federal jury found the ’19 Kids and Counting’ alum guilty of possession and receipt of child pornography.
‘The images were some of the worst that this court has ever encountered,’ Judge Brooks told Duggar, as his wife Anna, 33, sat a few yards behind him in the public gallery during Wednesday’s hearing.
The court heard in December how the dad-of-seven used the desktop computer at his car dealership to trawl the dark web for hundreds of warped films and photos.
One notorious movie, ‘Daisy’s Destruction’, featured the abuse and torture of an infant. Another sequence of images depicted a girl being whipped with a cat o’ nine tails, tied up and locked in a dog cage.
Duggar’s wife, Anna Duggar, 33, was pictured leaving the courthouse with a companion shortly after the sentence was handed down by a judge
Mom-of-seven Anna did not speak to media as she left hearing at the end of the day
Father Jim Bob Duggar left the court alone after learning his son’s fate
‘I can’t get the dog kennel image out of my head. The description of Daisy’s Destruction is horrific, it’s sick,’ the Judge Brooks said during sentencing.
He told Duggar that his crimes were exacerbated by the ‘sadistic’ nature of the abuse, the ages of the kids involved and his refusal to accept his guilt.
The little girl featured in Daisy’s Destruction appeared to be no older than an infant, Judge Brooks added, describing that particular title as the ‘sickest of the sickest’.
Duggar, who wore a grey suit and had a scruffy beard and grown-out buzz cut, was also hit with a longer sentence because of the molestation he subjected his own sisters to when he was a teenager.
‘As the court has found, you have a history of sexual abuse. One of the Jane Does was five-year-old, you were 15,’ Judge Brooks added.
‘You [remain] locked into the very same age group as the Jane Does. We can say it’s been a long time, and it has. But the sexual interest is the same.’
Duggar was sentenced solely on a charge of receiving pornography after prosecution and defense attorneys agreed to vacate a lesser offense of possession.
He will remain under supervision for a further 20 years after his release and is not allowed unsupervised access to children – including his own, who range in age from six months to 12.
The pervert was also barred from accessing the internet, banned from viewing adult porn and hit with fines totally $50,100.
Members of Duggar’s family showed up to support the disgraced reality TV star on his sentencing day
Anna, who wore a navy blue, long sleeved dress and black mask, has stood by her husband throughout the scandal
Duggar patriarch Jim Bob Duggar (left) and siblings Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, 24, and Jason Duggar, 22, were also present in court Wednesday
Media and on lookers line up for entry to John Paul Hammerschmidt courthouse in Fayetteville, ahead of the decision
Duggar showed little emotion as he was led away by US marshals, looking back at Anna and making a heart shape with his hands, which she reciprocated.
Neither Anna, wearing a pretty blue dress and black mask, nor his dad Jim Bob, spoke as they left court.
The decision came one day after Brooks denied a defense motion to overturn the guilty verdict on grounds of insufficient evidence or to order a new trial.
Defense attorneys had asked for a five-year stretch, the lightest possible punishment, insisting that Duggar, said to be a devoted dad and committed Christian, maintained his innocence and intended to appeal.
They argued that, of the approximately 600 child porn images identified by investigators, only a small portion had been viewed and none of those fell into the category of ‘sadistic or masochistic’.
Prosecutors demanded a 20-year term – the maximum possible – arguing that it was hard to think of anything more sadistic that a grown man raping a little girl.
They said Duggar had never sought treatment or shown any acceptance of his warped appetites and thus had a high chance of re-offending.
To illustrate the lasting devastation done to child pornography victims, the government reproduced testimony from the mother of a young girl who had appeared in one of the videos Duggar downloaded.
The disgraced reality TV star, 34, was found guilty on two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography in December after investigators traced a trove of the disturbing material on his work computer in an evidence photo
DailyMail.com obtained evidence photos of Duggar’s office at his used car dealership business where he secretly downloaded a sick trove of child porn
This is the HP computer where Duggar secretly scoured the dark web for illegal footage of child sex abuse. On the surface, the desktop looks like a typical computer featuring a wholesome family wallpaper of father-of-seven Duggar, his wife Anna and their kids
Investigators traced child porn images to the IP address to Duggar’s now-defunct used car dealership, Wholesale Motorcars, in Springdale, Arkansas, and seized his office HP desktop and iPhone in April last year
‘My daughter is a real person,’ the mother stated. ‘She was horribly victimized to provide this source of ‘entertainment’. She is exploited anew each and every time an image of her suffering is copied, traded or sold.
‘I asked my daughter what she most wanted to ask of the judge. Her request: ‘Please, don’t let them pretend no-one’s getting hurt!’
‘She had some words for the defendant as well: ‘don’t you know no one should do that to a little girl! Don’t you know it hurts!’
Recalling the mother’s words in court, Judge Brooks described the testimony as ‘chilling’.
‘For the victims it never goes away. It’s on the internet, probably for forever,’ he told the court, which was packed with Duggar’s friends and family.
Duggar’s mom Michelle and Anna had both written letters pleading for leniency, the latter comparing her husband to Ronald Reagan in an effort to stress his work ethic and decency.
‘Joshua has a compassionate heart and he is willing to make personal sacrifices for the benefit of others,’ Anna wrote.
‘Joshua embodies the quote from Ronald Reagan: ‘There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit’.
Responding, prosecutors said that Duggar’s supportive family and ‘privileged lifestyle’ merely made his crimes ‘all the more baffling’.
They argued that a ‘pattern of activity enhancement’ should be applied to his sentence, citing evidence from Bobye Holt, a family friend who testified about the molestation scandal that engulfed the Duggars in 2015 and led to their TLC show being canceled.
Evidence photos obtained by DailyMail.com show the trash-strewn office where Josh Duggar secretly scoured for child porn at his now-defunct used car dealership, Wholesale Motors in Springdale, Arkansas
Duggar’s Apple laptop that was also seized by investigators during the raid. There was no evidence of child porn on the Macbook but it did contain backed up data from Duggar’s old iPhone 8 that allowed investigators to access his old texts and pictures
Duggar’s trial heard he was using a peer2peer program called uTorrent (green logo) which lets users share encrypted files behind the secrecy of the dark web
Holt choked back tears as she revealed how Duggar had confessed at age 15 to groping and penetrating his younger sisters during ‘bible time’ and while they slept.
The defense fought to exclude her testimony but the judge ultimately agreed that it provided important clues about his sinister appetite for minors.
‘Despite achieving some level of fame through reality television as an adult, he is better known at this point for his behavior outside his family’s show, including his sexual improprieties and criminal sexual conduct,’ prosecutors wrote of Duggar.
‘More importantly, none of these letters meaningfully grapple with his crimes or his sexual proclivities toward prepubescent girls.’
Judge Brooks agreed largely with the prosecution at Wednesday’s sentencing but threw out a claim that Duggar had ‘distributed’ child porn as well as receiving it.
He also had kinds words for the Duggar family, noting how Anna in particular was devoted to her husband and had stuck by him throughout the trial.
‘They are going to love you no matter what,’ he told Duggar. ‘That family support is mitigating. They are going to help you get through this.’
Duggar’s astonishing downfall began on May 14, 2019 when his computer made the first of two ‘digital handshakes’ with Detective Amber Kalmer of the Little Rock Police Department.
Kalmer was using a specialist police program called Torrential Downpour which targets pedophiles by catching them in the act of sharing child pornography files online.
Josh is the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 children. He married wife Anna, who was seen supporting her husband every day throughout his trial in December, in 2008
Wife Anna Duggar last week wrote a letter to the court pleading with the judge for a light sentence, citing Josh’s ‘tender heart’ and arguing that he is ‘considerate, respectful, quick to forgive, [and] patient.’
Jurors during the trial heard testimony that Josh and Anna, pictured with six of their seven young children, subscribed to a service in 2013 called Covenant Eyes that monitors adult internet use and would report ‘objectionable material’ to Anna
She tipped off Feds who traced the IP address to Wholesale Motorcars and seized Duggar’s office HP desktop, iPhone and MacBook.
After volunteering to speak with agents – but without knowing anything about the nature of the probe – Duggar asked them: ‘Has someone been downloading child pornography?’
When forensic scientists studied the HP they found someone had installed complicated software called a Linux partition which creates a second, independent operating system within the same device.
Mom Michelle Duggar, pictured with husband Jim Bob, asked for leniency for her son in a letter to Judge Brooks last week
The partition could only be accessed by rebooting, hitting F9 and entering the password intel1988 – the same password used for Duggar’s internet banking and the Duggar family Instagram and Twitter accounts.
It provided the secret online space where he could search for, download, then delete child pornography, all behind the innocent veneer of a standard work computer with a wholesome wallpaper of his family.
The Linux partition also helped Duggar circumnavigate Covenant Eyes, an ‘accountability’ program installed on his computers and phones to warn his wife if he looked at porn or tried to download peer-to-peer software.
The government retrieved dozens of backed up text messages and images from Duggar’s Apple devices that placed him at the car lot at almost the precise same times that the porn was downloaded and viewed.
One image appeared to show someone pointing their phone at the HP computer to take a screenshot of a YouTube video about car repairs.
Metadata revealed it was taken at 4:20pm on May 14, 2019 – less than an hour before Duggar’s computer received a vile trove of child pornography entitled ‘webcam collection’.
Michelle Duggar, 55, said her son is ‘compassionate toward others,’ ‘a positive and upbeat person,’ and ‘an organized and diligent individual’
The Duggar family’s life was documented on TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting from 2008 to 2015
A closer look at the faint reflection on the screen revealed it to be Duggar wearing a distinctive Wholesale Motorcars baseball cap. He was wearing the same hat later that day in a selfie he took with his wife.
Prior to today’s sentencing Judge Brooks threw out several defense motions arguing the trial was unfair as Duggar remained locked up at the Washington County Detention Center awaiting his fate.
Duggar’s lawyers contended that a former employee or hacker could have exploited Duggar’s lax internet security to hijack his computer and remotely download and view the child porn without anyone knowing.
Prosecutors branded their arguments a ‘fantasy’ and jurors unanimously agreed after deliberating for six hours.
THE SELFIES AND SNAPS THAT SNARED THE TV PERVERT: HOW ONE PHOTO PLACED DUGGAR AT THE SCENE WHEN A TROVE OF CHILD PORN WAS DOWNLOADED ON HIS COMPUTER
Investigators had ample evidence that Josh Duggar’s HP desktop was used to download child porn – but could they prove he was the pervert who sat watching it?
The answer was yes, thanks to a fortuitous cell phone photo that captured Duggar’s reflection as he stared at the computer’s screen, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Forensic investigators came across the critical image as they scoured backed up data from the disgraced TV star’s old iPhone 8.
Metadata revealed it was taken at 4:20pm on May 14, 2019 – less than an hour before Duggar’s computer received a trove of child pornography entitled ‘webcam collection’.
Agents found a photo taken on May 14 that appeared to show someone pointing their phone at the HP computer to take a screenshot of a YouTube video about car repairs. A faint reflection on the screen revealed it to be Duggar wearing a distinctive Wholesale Motorcars baseball cap
Duggar was pictured wearing the same hat later that day in a selfie with his wife
At first glance the photo appeared to show nothing more than the phone being pointed towards the HP desktop as it played a YouTube tutorial about camshaft repairs.
However eagle-eyed investigators soon spotted a faint reflection in the monitor of what appeared to be a person wearing a Wholesale Motorcars baseball cap.
They compared that to a selfie taken at 8:35pm that same evening as Duggar shopped at a hardware store with his wife Anna; he was wearing the exact same hat.
Investigators found another important photo that the selfie-obsessed pervert had taken on the forecourt of his car dealership.
Another selfie taken on June 22 showed Duggar on the lot that day at 4:47pm, a time corroborated by a large LED clock in the window of Duggar’s scruffy office that was a few minutes fast
Investigators also found a sales receipt for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner on that same day with the sales agent listed as ‘Josh’
The metadata said it was taken at 4:47pm on June 22, a time corroborated by a large LED clock in the window of Duggar’s scruffy office that was a few minutes fast.
When forensic experts searched behind the Linux partition installed on Duggar’s desktop they found it had been used for legitimate work purposes on one only occasion: to draw up a sales receipt for a 2004 Toyota 4Runner.
The paperwork was dated June 22 and the sales agent was listed as ‘Josh’.
Prosecutors at Duggar’s Federal child porn trial said the fact that the invoice was found behind the Linux partition proved whoever wrote it up had access to the computer’s secret ‘child porn’ side.
The selfie further confirmed that Duggar was there that day and was likely the person who sold the car and wrote up the receipt, they told jurors.