Jana Duggar’s Cousin Defends After She’s Charged With a Misdemeanor


According to court documents, the reality TV star’s attorney, Gregory F. Payne, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf on Sept. 23.

It’s unclear what led authorities to charge Jana, as the citation from the Tontitown Police Department did not provide details into the case. However, the documents stated that Jana was cited around 3:01 p.m. at her home in Springdale, Ark.

A court date has been scheduled for Jan. 10, 2022.

Jana’s legal troubles came to light just one day after an Arkansas jury found her older brother, Josh Duggar, guilty of one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

Josh faces up to 40 years in prison, up to 20 years for each count, and fines up to $500,000 (up to $250,000 for each count). He is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date. Following his conviction, his attorneys told E! News that they plan to seek an appeal.

In an exclusive statement provided to E! News after the verdict, Jim Bob and Michelle said, “This entire ordeal has been very grievous. Today, God’s grace, through the love and prayers of so many, has sustained us. Our hearts and prayers are with anyone who has ever been harmed through CSAM [Child Sexual Abuse Material].”

“As parents, we will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our children,” the couple added. “In each of life’s circumstances, we place our trust in God. He is our source of strength and refuge. Thank you for your prayers.”