Josh Duggar’s cousin on his prison sentence: ’12 years is not enough’

In the wake of his sentencing to 151 months in prison for possession of child pornography, Josh Duggar‘s cousin, Amy (Duggar) King, is saying he should have been given more time.

“Twelve and a half years isn’t enough, but I hope that every single second he’s there feels like an eternity,” Amy told Celebuzz! in a statement.

In a subsequent post to Instagram, she said, “I can breathe,” adding, “He got 12, almost 13 years [in prison].”

“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 in the Instagram video. “And honestly, where he’s going, I feel like the prisoners are just gonna take care of him.”

She went on to say that “this has been hurtful and stressful,” but she thinks the case is “far from over.”

Josh’s sickness stems from somewhere, and eventually we will hear about the trauma. I don’t know when, or how, or who but eventually I think more will come out. But hopefully tonight, I can sleep for the first time ever and rest assured that another monster will be put behind bars makes my heart feel a little lighter.”

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.