• Reports surfaced last week that Jana Duggar was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor in September
  • Her cousin Amy Duggar King came to her defense, saying she believes what Jana allegedly did wasn't intentional
  • King said the child involved in the case was "OK and found"

Amy Duggar King is defending her cousin Jana Duggar after reports surfaced that the latter was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

King, 35, took to Instagram Story Saturday to post a supportive message for Jana — the eldest daughter of "19 Kids and Counting" stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar — after her 31-year-old cousin was cited with a misdemeanor on Sept. 9, per court documents filed with the Washington County District Court in Arkansas and obtained by E! News.

"I will call out what is right and I will call out what is wrong," King wrote, as quoted by Us Weekly. "This couldn’t have been intentional. Thank God the child was OK and found!"

The 3130 boutique owner also added a sweet note to Jana. "I bet you were exhausted, stressed and just emotionally worn out. Watching multiple kids is hard! [Because] there are so many of them and you only have two eyes!! It's a very sad situation going on and my heart goes out to @janamduggar, love you" King added.

Those who have been following the Duggars since the "19 Kids and Counting" would know that Jana had taken over most of the household chores from her parents. She also looked after her younger siblings, nieces and nephews.

Jana has pleaded not guilty to the child endangerment charges, which often result in paying fines or spending up to 90 days in jail in Arkansas, Us Weekly noted. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10.

It remains unclear what led authorities to charge Jana, but a citation from the Tontitown Police Department revealed that she was cited at her home in Springdale, Arkansas.

King's message about her cousin received mixed responses on Twitter.

"Throughout it all, @amyduggar has stayed honest and forthcoming even though she was not believed by many within the Duggar fan community. Her rawness breaks me in a way," one commented.

"Looks like Amy Duggar King is looking for attention again by digging at someone else, Jana Duggar. Seems to be a pattern of hers, putting people down for attention. Now she's deleted it In my opinion," another wrote, referring to King's since-deleted first Instagram Story post.

"I'm glad you realized how unkind that first story was and took it down. Completely unnecessary. There but for the grace of God go I," another user added.

News of Jana's charge made headlines one day after her brother Josh Duggar was found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography Thursday. The 33-year-old former reality star was arrested in April.

Amid Josh's lengthy court proceedings, King had been advocating for justice on behalf of his victims. She also released a statement on Twitter following his conviction.

"May the daughters who were abused feel validated. You are truly beautiful and worthy of love. May there be intense counseling/healing," she wrote. "May there be wisdom for all those involved on how to move forward. Thank you Jesus. Justice has been served."

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