From the time of the very first pre-trial hearing, Anna Duggar has stood by Josh’s side as he fights allegations of receiving and possessing child pornography.
And we think it’s safe to assume that it hasn’t always been easy for her to do so.
Earlier this week, Anna fled the courtroom during a description of Josh’s alleged crimes.
And on Thursday, she sat and listened as prosecutors explained the sophisticated means through which Josh concealed his depraved behavior from his wife and others.
Long before Josh was arrested on child pornography charges back in April, Anna knew that he could not be trusted to use the internet unsupervised.
It was initially reported that Josh was caught using the affair-facilitating website Ashley Madison, and in response, Anna installed a program called Covenant Eyes, which is used to allow one user to monitor another person’s browsing.
However, we now know that Anna installed the program in 2013, two years prior to the Ashley Madison scandal.
So apparently, he’s been giving her cause to be suspicious for even longer than we thought.
Wisely, Anna chose to install the program on the devices Josh used at his workplace, but according to prosecutors, he found it quite easy to circumvent her safeguards.
In order to make clear to the jury how Josh might have been able to download child porn in spite of Anna’s precautions, the prosecution called to the stand Jeffrey Wofford, the Vice President of Technology for Covenant Eyes Inc.
Wofford began on Thursday by confirming that Anna had an account with the company for the better part of a decade.
He then explained to the jury that “[the user] identifies someone they love and trust” in order to monitor the activity on their devices.
“His [Duggar’s] report sensitivity was set to mature teen. It’s fairly common, many users use this one,” Wofford explained
That particular setting does not permit the user to access any pornographic content, but despite his lawyers’ arguments that his homeschool education left him woefully ignorant of modern technology, Josh easily side-stepped the virtual blockade by installing a Linux disk partition.
This essentially enabled him to “split” his computer in two, and Wofford admitted that his program is not designed to combat this technique.
“There are not that many Linux users,” Wofford fold the court.
He added that the operating system is used by more “sophisticated” internet users, a group that apparently includes Josh.
We’re guessing that since the program is most often used by parents seeking to monitor their kids’ activity and not grown-up business owners with countless devices and unlimited time at their disposal, the company didn’t feel the need to anticipate every contingency.
According to a report from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, Anna sat “stone-faced” as the prosecution described Josh’s methods for evading her scrutiny.
Insiders say Anna still thoroughly believes in her husband’s innocence, and she’s convinced that he’ll be acquitted.
Apparently, Anna believes Josh has been framed by the Biden administration, and she feels that he never would have been arrested had Donald Trump been re-elected.
Her delusion speaks to the level of self-deception that’s been necessary for the Duggar family to operate all of these years.
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.