Entertainment TV Josh Duggar's Wife Anna and Father Jim Bob Support Him in Court as Child Porn Sentencing Is Underway The former 19 Kids and Counting star was found guilty in December of two charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines and Autumn Tolbert Autumn Tolbert Contributor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 25, 2022 12:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Josh Duggar. Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Josh Duggar's family is in court with him as he learns what sentence will await him for his child pornography convictions. Josh's father, Jim Bob, his wife, Anna, and his siblings Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and Jason Duggar were seen at the Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse in Fayetteville on Wednesday morning before proceedings began for U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks to tell to Josh, 34, what penalties he will face for his crimes. The former 19 Kids and Counting star was found guilty in December of two charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography. As a result of these convictions, he is facing up to 20 years of imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines for each conviction. Josh Duggar's Sentencing Hearing in His Child Pornography Case Pushed to Late May Brendan Hoffman/Getty Leading up to Wednesday's sentencing, members of Duggar's family spoke out both in favor and against the former reality star. For more on Josh Duggar's child pornography sentence, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. Mother Michelle, 55, wrote a letter to Judge Brooks asking for leniency in his sentencing because "Joshua has a tender heart and he is compassionate toward others." Josh Duggar's Mom Michelle Says He Has a 'Tender Heart' in Request for Leniency Ahead of Sentencing Anna, 33, also wrote a letter to Judge Brooks calling her husband a "loving, supportive and caring father." Josh Duggar and his wife Anna leaving court on Thursday. News Licensing / MEGA Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Both Michelle and Anna's letters prompted cousin Amy (Duggar) King to issue her own statement to PEOPLE, which began: "I don't think anyone would make the mistake of assuming I support my cousin." In addition to her anger at Josh himself, she wrote, "I am furious at the family that looked the other way and still today, refuse to hold him accountable." Amy, who later wrote an open letter urging Anna to divorce Josh, concluded her statement to PEOPLE: "In my opinion, 20 years could never come close to justice for the children harmed. ... My heart hurts for his children during this time."