Josh Duggar's sister Joy-Anna and husband Austin are 'heartbroken' as they break silence over child pornography arrest

JOSH Duggar's sister Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, broke their silence over her brother's shocking child pornography arrest.

The disgraced former reality star was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing and receiving child porn.

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Both Joy-Anna and Austin took to their Instagram Stories to share the same statement, which read: "The recent accusation brought against Josh sadden us to our core.

"We have not wanted to be hasty in making any statements while still trying to process the news ourselves. We are especially heartbroken by the reality that there are children in the world being harmed and exploited."

The statement concluded: "We ask for prayer for all those involved, and it is our continued prayer that the truth comes to light."

The father of six pleaded not guilty to the charges, as he was released after making mail.

On Thursday, Josh was pictured wearing an ankle monitor while leaving jail- the troubled star is now on home confinement until his July 2021 trial.

In photos obtained by The Sun, the bulge from Josh’s ankle monitor could be seen under his jeans as he walked from the court house to his attorney Travis Story's black Suburban.

According to conditions of release obtained by The Sun, travel is restricted to Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division unless given approval from the U.S. Probation Office. That includes Benton, Washington and Madison counties.

Other terms include maintaining employment, no possession of firearms, no excessive alcohol use, no possession of pornography and more.

Josh has unlimited access to his six children with his pregnant wife Anna, 32, as long as she is present.

He is unable to have contact with other minors, including his siblings, nieces and nephews.

Joy-Ann and Austin aren't the only family members to release a statement, as earlier this week Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, also spoke out.

The couple exclusively told The Sun that they were "very sad" following the news that the soon-to-be father of seven had been indicted.

They added: "We’re very sad about the whole thing, it’s horrible. It’s all very sad.

"Josh’s wife Anna is pregnant with their seventh child, I cannot imagine how she is feeling."

Jinger Duggar and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, are also not supporting Josh, as they released in a statement after his arrest: “We are disturbed to hear of the charges against Josh."

"While this case must go through the legal system, we want to make it clear that we absolutely condemn any form of child abuse and fully support the authorities and judicial process in their pursuit of justice.”

The ex TV star faces 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted.

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