Jim Bob Duggar SNUBS son Josh in family meal with daughters Jana and Johannah ahead of disgraced star's child porn trial

JIM Bob Duggar snubbed his disgraced son Josh while enjoying a family meal with his children.

Counting On alum Josh, 33, will face trial on November 30 after being arrested in April for "receiving and possessing child pornography". 



Amid the controversy, Jim Bob continued to keep his distance from his eldest son as he enjoyed quality time with his kids on Sunday.

The TLC patriarch went to church with Jana, Jordyn, Johannah and James, before heading to a restaurant to play checkers.

He shared smiling photos of the clan on the Duggars' official Instagram account and wrote: "Happy Sunday!

"Playing checkers and enjoying a beautiful day here in Northwest Arkansas while we wait for a table at @crackerbarrel after church!"

Jim Bob added: "'This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it' (Psalm 118:24)."

He has been keeping a low profile on social media in the run up to Josh's trial.

JOSH'S TRIAL

Josh pleaded not guilty to the two child pornography counts. It has been said that the trial could last until December 3. 

The Sun exclusively revealed from court papers that the state plans to use his past molestation scandal, which he was never charged for, at the trial and is asking the court for permission.

In 2015, a police report was published that revealed his dad Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that Josh fondled the breasts and genitals of five young girls while they were asleep in the family home back in 2006. 

The state plans to use the police report at trial, as it shows his alleged “sexual interest in young girls.”

Josh is on home confinement until his trial and is living with third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber, who are longtime friends of the Duggar family.

WIFE'S SUPPORT

He has unlimited access to his six children with pregnant wife Anna present.

Anna was accused of "smirking" as she left court with Josh back in September.

The Sun exclusively revealed that she "is convinced Josh will soon be free and able to raise his kids".

A source has since told The Sun exclusively that Anna is "extremely confident" her husband will not be jailed – and hopes he will be able to be present at the birth of their seventh child in coming weeks.

"Anna is convinced Josh will be a free man soon and be able to raise their kids, she should be worried she's going to be alone with seven children, but she isn't," they said.



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