• Jana Duggar pleaded guilty to the child endangerment charge filed against her 
  • The "Counting On" star also paid $880 while settling the case outside the court
  • The child endangerment charge against Duggar was adjudicated Tuesday

Jana Duggar has settled the child endangerment citation handed to her in September.

Duggar, 31, pleaded guilty to the citation and paid $880, a clerk confirmed to People. The charge was then adjudicated Tuesday, Fox News reported.

The "19 Kids and Counting" alum opted to settle outside of the district court in Elm Springs, Arkansas, nearly four months after she received the citation on Sept. 9. Based on the court documents obtained by People, she previously pleaded not guilty to the charge and seemed to have had a change of heart.

The documents did not disclose the circumstances surrounding the charge. The "Counting On" star shared the "raw facts" in a post on Instagram in a bid to end the various rumors about the incident.

"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," she wrote.

"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," she continued.

Duggar clarified that she was never arrested. She also admitted that she was upset about the incident and was relieved that no one was harmed.

Duggar's sister, Jessa, 29, defended her when the issue made headlines. According to Jessa, "it was an innocent mistake." She also called out the media for "sensationalizing" the issue.

"[Jana is] without question one of the most amazing women I know and I'd trust her with my kids any day of the week," Jessa added.

Amy Duggar King also aired her support for Jana at the time in a post on her Instagram Story. She said the incident was not intentional and the child was OK.

"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.

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