Amy Duggar King thinks it should have been longer.
“Twelve and a half years isn’t enough,” she said. “But I hope that every single second he’s there feels like an eternity.”
King also opened up about the verdict early Thursday morning on Instagram, and admitted there were some positive outcomes.
“I knew him getting the maximum sentence wasn’t going to be the easiest to prove since it’s his first offense in the judge’s eyes — which I hate — 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 said. “And honestly, where he’s going, I feel like the prisoners are just gonna take care of him.”
In the caption for the post, she wrote, in part, “Now I’m gonna do some self care and try to relax for the first time in a long time.”
”Someday your kids will be old enough to understand what kind of guy their father really is. You can’t protect them from the truth for forever!”
Josh Duggar was arrested in April 2021 after a Little Rock police detective found child porn files that were being shared by a computer traced to Duggar.
During his trial, investigators testified that in 2019 images depicting the sexual abuse of children, including toddlers, were downloaded onto a computer at a car dealership Duggar owned.