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Josh Duggar’s wife Anna video chatted with him because she can’t visit him in jail

Anna, the wife of Josh Duggar, remains faithful by his side and schedules several video calls a day with the convicted sex offender after he was banned from visiting him in prison when he faces up to 20 years behind the bars.

Josh, 33, was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography on December 9 and was taken into custody that day. He is currently in Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas awaiting sentencing.

Anna, 33, can only communicate with her husband via video call or email as all in-person visits have been suspended due to COVID-19, The sun reported.

Josh Duggar’s wife Anna has been barred from visiting the convicted sex offender in person due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Washington County Detention Center

Anna scheduled several video calls a day with her husband, according to a video visit log

Anna scheduled several video calls a day with her husband, according to a video visit log

She will not be able to see Josh in person until his sentencing in court, which is expected to take place four months after the verdict but has not been scheduled.

Visitors could previously come in person and meet for free via a visitation kiosk in the lobby of the detention center.

However, the only way Anna can see Josh now is through remote video visits, which she has relied on as she continues to show her support for him.

A video visit log viewed by Instagram user Katie Joy from Without crystal ball shows that Anna had up to five video visits a day with Josh after his arrest in December.

These video calls cost $0.25 per minute, with the most expensive calls listed on the log being $7.50 for 30 minutes.

Recordings of Josh’s in-person visitors are not available, but a recording of his video visit from December 12 – three days after his confinement – to December 27 has been leaked online.

Josh was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography on December 9 and was taken into custody that day.

Josh was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography on December 9 and was taken into custody that day.

He was taken into custody in December and is currently in Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas awaiting sentencing.  He is pictured entering court with his wife, Anna

Anna supported him throughout the trial and has visited him frequently via video call ever since.

The log shows Anna had at least one video call with Josh most of those days, with a peak of five on Christmas Eve.

She and Josh had a six-minute call on Dec. 12, a 26-minute call on Dec. 13, and a 12-minute call on Dec. 19.

Although no video calls were recorded between the 13th and 19th, Josh and Anna had three calls on December 21, lasting a total of 42 minutes and 34 seconds.

There were two more calls the following day, lasting a total of 48 minutes and 48 seconds.

On Christmas Eve, Josh and Anna had five separate calls, although three were terminated prematurely by insufficient funds and a lost connection.

Beginning shortly after 3:30 p.m., the calls continued until nearly 4:45 p.m. and lasted a total of 47 and a half minutes.

Anna also called Josh on Christmas morning at 10:28 a.m. for a nearly 27-minute video call.

Josh said at the home of third-party caretakers LaCount and Maria Reber before and during the trial - and Anna also moved in with them, leaving her children elsewhere.

Josh said at the home of third-party caretakers LaCount and Maria Reber before and during the trial – and Anna also moved in with them, leaving her children elsewhere.

The diary concludes with three video calls on December 27 with a total running time of approximately 49 minutes.

A source told The Sun he spent Christmas alone in ‘his own little cell…away from other criminals’ and was served a meal including turkey and gravy, candied carrots, mash potatoes, a roll with margarine and a spice cake. .

Josh has remained in solitary confinement for ‘security reasons’ since being taken into custody at the Washington County Detention Center.

And while Anna seems intent on being a prison wife, Josh won’t be getting conjugal visits either.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, the FBP “does not allow conjugal visits,” with physical contact limited to “handshakes, hugs, and (tasteful) kisses…at the beginning and end of the day.” end of a visit”.

While awaiting trial this year, Josh had been released on bail, but was not allowed to live in his home. Instead, he was placed under house arrest at the home of family friends LaCount and Maria Reber.

This was no obstacle for Josh and Anna’s wedding, with The sun reporting in August that Anna had ‘pretty much moved into the Rebers’ one-story house.

Father-of-seven Josh is not allowed conjugal visits with his wife while behind bars

Father-of-seven Josh is not allowed conjugal visits with his wife while behind bars

According to two sources, she remained in the “mother-in-law suite”. It was unclear if Josh was also staying in this room, although his bail stipulations did not prevent him from sleeping with his wife.

Although Anna, who was then pregnant with their seventh child, was able to stay there, Josh was forbidden to stay in the same house as their six other children: Mackynzie Renée, 12, Michael James, 10, Marcus Eight-year-old Anthony, Meredith Grace. , six, Mason Garrett, four, and Maryella Hope, two.

Faced with the choice of living with her children or her husband, Anna put her husband first, relying on family members to care for their children.

While the decision was undoubtedly shocking, it wasn’t entirely surprising to those who have followed the Duggars closely over the years.

The Duggars are strict fundamentalist Christians and believe it is a wife’s duty to submit to her husband.

When it comes to intimacy, Josh’s mother Michelle preached that women should always be “joyfully available” to meet their husband’s sexual needs.

In a 2015 blog postshe remembers the advice she received from a friend when she married Jim Bob.

Josh's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, don't believe in birth control.  Michelle said she was 'happily available' to meet Jim Bob's sexual needs, even when she didn't want to

Josh’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, don’t believe in birth control. Michelle said she was ‘happily available’ to meet Jim Bob’s sexual needs, even when she didn’t want to

Anna, who married Josh in 2008, remained faithful to him through deviant sexual behavior in the past

Anna, who married Josh in 2008, remained faithful to him through deviant sexual behavior in the past

“Anyone can iron Jim Bob’s shirt, anyone can cook him lunch. He can have his lunch somewhere else,” she wrote. ‘But you are the only one who can meet this particular need for intimacy that he has in his life. You are. You are the only one.

“So when you’re exhausted at the end of the day, maybe from taking care of the little ones, and you go to bed so exhausted at night, don’t forget that because you and him are the only ones who can get through this time together.. No one else in the world can fill this need.

‘Smile and be ready to say, “Yes, darling, I’m here for you”, no matter what, even though you may be exhausted and pregnant and may not feel like him. “I’m always here for you and I’ll fill that need because I know it’s a need for you,” she wrote.

“Although I am always happily available to him, he in turn will lay down his life in any way,” she added.

Jim Bob and Michelle have also come out openly against birth control and said they’ve left the number of children they have to God – and Anna and Josh, who welcomed their seventh child in October, seem to have followed these tracks.

But there will be no more fertility and multiplication for the couple, because it is very likely that Anna – who would be faithful to Josh – will no longer be fertile when she leaves prison.