Top Stories

Jana Duggar Breaks Silence on Child Endangerment Charge, Reveals If She Was Actually Arrested

Jana Duggar Breaks Silence on Child Endangerment Charge, Reveals If She Was Actually Arrested

Jana Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor in September of 2021 and now, she’s revealing the details of what happened that day.

The 31-year-old reality star posted the statement to her Instagram after lots of media outlets ran stories speculating if she was actually arrested and wondering what happened.

Click inside to read the statement…

“I’m only sharing this because the media has been having a field day with it all,” Jana began. “I prefer a more private life, but I know my last name means that everything we do is open to public criticism and interest, especially during this time.”

“I was babysitting a few months ago when one of the children wandered outside alone. A passerby who saw the child called the police. This resulted in a written citation, as well as a follow-up with child welfare who concluded that it was an accident and the child was unharmed. They recognized it was a case of a child slipping out of the house when you turn your back for a moment. It all happened so quickly and was scary. I am grateful for law enforcement and those who protect and serve our community. I was certainly never arrested like some may have implied. In the end I was just upset at myself that it had happened at all, but so thankful it all ended safely and that’s truly what mattered the most to me.”

You can read Jana‘s entire statement in the gallery of this post.

Jana‘s charge was revealed just days after her older brother, Josh Duggar, was found guilty on child pornography charges.

Just Jared on Facebook
jana duggar statement 01

Photos: Instagram Story
Posted to: 19 kids and counting, Jana Duggar

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private:  JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • LeBron James has a new Disney+ series in the works - Just Jared Jr
  • Find out who sings the How I Met Your Father theme song - Just Jared Jr
  • Elle Fanning looks unrecognizable in her new movie role - Just Jared Jr
  • Charlie Puth has a new song & music video out - Just Jared Jr