KEY POINTS

  • Jana Duggar was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor on Sept. 10, court documents say
  • The former "19 Kids and Counting" star pleaded not guilty to the charge
  • She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10

Jana Duggar has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, reports say.

The eldest daughter of "19 Kids and Counting's" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar was charged on Sept. 10, according to court docs obtained by Page Six.

It is not clear what led authorities to charge Jana, but a citation from the Tontitown Police Department obtained by E! News stated that she was cited at her home in Springdale, Arkansas. The charge could be considered a "Class A or B misdemeanor" under Arkansas law and could result in jail time, a fine or both.

The 31-year-old former reality star's attorney, Gregory F. Payne, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf on Sept. 23, according to the outlet.

Jana is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10, a court clerk for Elm Springs, Arkansas, told the outlet Friday.

News of Jana's charge comes a day after her brother, Josh Duggar, was found guilty on two charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material. Josh faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $250,000 for each count.

Josh was arrested in April and accused by authorities of using his desktop computer at his used car lot in Springdale to download child sexual abuse material from the internet multiple times over the course of three days in May 2019.

The 33-year-old ex-reality TV star had pleaded not guilty to both charges. Following the guilty verdict, Josh's lawyers told E! News Thursday that they plan to seek an appeal.

"We appreciate the jury's lengthy deliberations... We respect the jury's verdict, and we intend to appeal," his lawyers said.

Members of the Duggar family have since issued statements addressing Josh's conviction in his child pornography trial, including his parents and his sister Jill Duggar.

Jim Bob and Michelle expressed Thursday that they will continue to support Josh, writing on their website, "As parents, we will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our children."

The Duggar family patriarch and matriarch also mentioned Josh's wife Anna Duggar and the couple's seven children. "In the days ahead, we will do all we can to surround our daughter-in-law Anna and their children with love and support," they wrote.

Meanwhile, Jill said in a statement on her and husband Derick Dillard's blog that Josh's trial has "felt more like a funeral than anything else." She also wrote that the people of the Western District of Arkansas made it clear that "nobody is above the law" with the verdict.

"After seeing all the evidence as it was presented, we believe that the jury reached a just verdict today, consistent with the truth beyond a reasonable doubt," she added.

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