Convicted pedophile Josh Duggar is in for a very long dry spell as he reportedly will not be able to have conjugal visits with his wife of 13 years, Anna, while in prison.
The 33-year-old was taken into custody earlier this month after being found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography, and is currently being held in federal prison while he awaits sentencing — which could land him up to 20 years behind bars.
And according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, the FBP ‘does not permit conjugal visits,’ with physical contact limited to ‘handshakes, hugs, and kisses (in good taste) … at the beginning and end of a visit.’
Bot Josh — who recently welcomed his seventh child with Anna — is getting no sympathy from his cousin Amy, who this weekend seemed to take aim at him with a tweet enumerating the ‘traits of a sociopath.’
Convicted pedophile Josh Duggar, 33, is in for a very long dry spell as he reportedly will not be able to have conjugal visits with his wife of 13 years, Anna, while in prison
He was taken into custody after being found guilty of child porn charges and is being held in federal prison while he awaits sentencing, which could land him behind bars for decades
The Federal Bureau of Prisons ‘does not permit conjugal visits,’ with physical contact limited to ‘handshakes, hugs, and kisses (in good taste) … at the beginning and end of a visit’
While awaiting trial this year, Josh had been out on bail, but wasn’t allowed to live at his own home. Instead, he was put on house arrest at the home of family friends LaCount and Maria Reber.
Shockingly, this proved to be no obstacle for Josh and Anna’s marriage, with The Sun reporting in August that Anna had ‘pretty much moved in’ to the Rebers’ one-story house.
According to two sources, she stayed in the ‘mother-in-law suite.’ It was unclear whether Josh was also staying in that room, though the stipulations of his bail did not bar him from sleeping with his wife.
Though Anna, who was then pregnant with their seventh child, was able to stay there, Josh was barred from staying in the same house as their other six children: Mackynzie Renée, 12, Michael James, 10, Marcus Anthony, eight, Meredith Grace, six, Mason Garrett, four, and Maryella Hope, two.
Faced with the choice to live with her kids or her husband, Anna prioritized her husband, relying on family members to care for their children.
While the decision was no doubt shocking, it wasn’t entirely surprising for those who have followed the Duggars closely over the years.
Anna, who has stuck buy him throughout, even moved into the family friend’s home where Josh was held on house arrest
Josh stated at the home of third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber before and during the trial
The Duggars are strict fundamentalist Christians, and believe that it is a wife’s duty to submit to her husband.
Josh and Anna have seven children together, embracing the biblical call to ‘be fruitful and multiply’
When it comes to intimacy, Josh’s mother Michelle has preached that women should always be ‘joyfully available’ to meet their husband’s sexual needs.
In a 2015 blog post, she recalled advice she took from a friend upon marrying Jim Bob.
‘Anyone can iron Jim Bob’s shirt, anybody can make lunch for him. He can get his lunch somewhere else,’ she wrote. ‘But you are the only one who can meet that special need that he has in his life for intimacy. You’re it. You’re the only one.
‘So when you are exhausted at the end of the day, maybe from dealing with little ones, and you fall into bed so exhausted at night, don’t forget about him because you and he are the only ones who can have that time together. No one else in the world can meet that need.’
‘Smile and be willing to say, “Yes, sweetie I am here for you,” no matter what, even though you may be exhausted and big pregnant and you may not feel like he feels. “I’m still here for you and I’m going to meet that need because I know it’s a need for you,”‘ she wrote.
Josh’s mother, Michelle, has spoken out about the importance of being ‘joyfully available’ for sex with her husband even when she is not in the mood
‘Smile and be willing to say, “Yes, sweetie I am here for you,” no matter what, even though you may be exhausted and big pregnant and you may not feel like he feels,’ Michelle advised
Anna, who married Josh in 2008, has stuck by him through sexually deviant behavior in the past
‘While I am always joyfully available for him, in turn, he’ll lay down his life in any way,’ she added.
Jim Bob and Michelle have also been outspoken against birth control and have said they left the number of children they had up to God — and Anna and Josh, who welcomed their seventh child in October, appear to have followed in those footsteps.
But there will be no more being fruitful and multiplying for the couple, as likelihood is high that Anna — who is reportedly sticking by Josh — will no longer be fertile when he gets out of prison.
Several of Josh’s siblings have released statements condemning him since the verdict, including Jill and her husband Derick Dillard, Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo, and Joy Anna and her husband Austyn Forsyth — all three among the victims that he sexually abused as a teen.
Some of the strongest condemnation has come from Josh’s cousin Amy Duggar King, who celebrated his conviction on social media.
Meanwhile, Josh’s cousin Amy Duggar King has condemned him on multiple occasions and seemed to take aim with a new tweet last week
She listed the ‘traits of a sociopath,’ including ‘superficial charm’ and ‘lack of remorse.’ She did not name Josh in the tweet
And on December 17, she seemed to take another swipe at Josh, tweeting a list of ‘traits of sociopath.’
They included ‘ack of remorse, guilt or empathy,’ ‘constant deception,’ inability to form emotional attachments,’ superficial charm,’ ‘dishonesty,’ ‘manipulative,’ and ‘reckless behavior.’
Amy did not call out Josh by name, and may have been referring to someone else — perhaps even her uncle Jim Bob, who days earlier had lost his bid for the Republican nomination for an Arkansas State Senate seat.
But Amy has repeatedly blasted Josh, and marked his conviction on December 9 by writing: ‘May the juror’s and Judge Brooks seek healing / counseling from all that was exposed to them.’
The jurors had to watch some of the video and see images of children being sexually abused that Josh was convicted of downloading.
After the verdict was read, Amy tweeted her prayers for everyone involved, from the jurors that were exposed to child sexual abuse material at trial to the sisters who were abused
She also praised God for the guilty verdict, writing: ‘Thank you Jesus. Justice has been served’
‘May the children grow up with real Godly men as father figures who will guide and protect them,’ she continued.
‘May the people who were once in disbelief have their eyes opened for the first time,’ she went on.
In a second tweet, she continued her prayer with a shoutout to Josh’s four sisters, whom he abused when they were children.
‘May the daughters who were abused feel validated. You are truly beautiful and worthy of love,’ Amy wrote.
‘May there be intense counseling / healing. May there be wisdom for all those involved on how to move forward.’