Kaeleigh Holt dated Josh Duggar again when the pair have been 14 years previous.
She appeared on the Duggar Household’s 2006 TLC particular, 16 Kids and Shifting In (a precursor to 19 Children and Counting) and her identify made the social media rounds a number of months in the past as a result of her mom, Bobye Holt, testified in December at Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse trial.
Bobye Holt testifed on the time for the prosection.
And the testimoney she gave was damning in nature to Josh, as Bobye recalled the time Duggar confessed to her that he had molested his sisters as a younger teenager.
This brings us to final week, and Josh Duggar getting sentenced to over 12 years in jail for illegally downloading graphic images of minors to his office pc.
In response to this final result, Kaeleigh Holt took to Instagram and shared some ideas on what she deemed to be the “ultimate piece of the puzzle.”
“My largest ideas exit to all of the victims,” wrote Holt.
“Despite the fact that for us it is perhaps somewhat little bit of closure for all of us which are on the skin, nevertheless it’s gonna be life lengthy for them, for Josh’s children.”
Kaeleigh went on to say that she realized Josh and Anna Duggar’s daughter, Mackynzie, is 12 years previous and 7 months previous, which is “precisely what [Josh’s] sentencing was.”
She discovered this to be “oddly vital.”
“He’s gonna be gone for half of her life,” Kaeleigh wrote, including:
“These children don’t deserve that type of father and it’s gonna be life-long remedy for them, and I hope they get it.”
In accordance with Bobye Holt, her daughter was being groomed to marry Josh sometime — till the household realized of Josh’s molestation scandal and backed out of the deal.
That is fairly the bullet Kaeleigh dodged, huh?
“I simply encourage you that while you guys cease and take into consideration this sentencing immediately — or years down the street — that you just guys take into consideration the children and the victims and pray for them, trigger it’s gonna be lasting for them,” she concluded final week.
“It’s not going to be one thing they overlook over a 12-year span like us…
“It is a very, very onerous day. [A] very, very onerous day for them.”
Together with Holt, different members of Josh’s household spoke out within the wake of his sentencing.
For instance, Jill Dillard, and her husband, Derick, posted a response on their web site:
The final a number of weeks and months have been tough emotionally. Yesterday was one other a type of onerous days. We’re neither rejoicing nor disenchanted by the sentence, however we’re grateful it’s lastly over.
The Bible clearly states that God results justice and vengeance by the governing authorities.
Although some imagine Josh ought to have obtained a larger sentence and nonetheless fewer imagine he ought to have obtained a lighter sentence, God has carried out his vengeance immediately for his unspeakable felony exercise.
This message concluded:
Till now, he has but to be held accountable to the extent essential to trigger change in his harmful sample of conduct.
It’s unlucky, however plainly it could take spending over a decade in federal jail, and nonetheless extra on probation, for Josh to have any potential for rehabilitation to the purpose he can safely stay in society once more.
Hopefully, Josh can really start to get remedy and start to work towards a way of life the place he’s much less more likely to reoffend.
If for nothing else, the notoriety of this case has hopefully contributed to the deterrence of potential offenders and can assist shield kids by lowering the demand for CSAM.
We proceed to like Josh and his household and will likely be there for them nevertheless we will.
Elsewhere, Jason Duggar opened up concerning the sentencing:
In my view, Choose Timothy L. Brooks was honest in his ruling giving Josh a sentence that may be thought-about under the median for the crimes he has dedicated.
My coronary heart is grieved over the alternatives my brother has made, his actions don’t mirror that of a Christian believer and have doubtlessly defamed my Lord and Saviors identify!
Joshua’s poor selections have tremendously effected these round him, specifically his spouse, seven kids and our household as a complete.
Jason wrapped up his assertion by saying he cannot totally flip his again on a relative:
With that mentioned, I’ll by no means cease loving my brother, no matter what he does, simply as my savior has forgiven me so I’ve forgiven my brother of his wrongdoings!
My prayer is that God will use this circumstance to really humble him and produce a couple of true change in his life!