Here we are! The moment we’ve all been waiting for. If there was ever a time to sort by new, this is it. Before posting please check the sub thoroughly. It’s gonna move very quickly so help us out by making sure what you’re posting hasn’t been posted eleven hundred times. All eyes on you, Joshyboy, you deserve whatever fiery hell awaits you.
Here’s to us, Snarkers, our day has come.
Hi friends! Since it was hard to follow all the questions across the various threads I thought it might be helpful if I did an AMA and had all the queries people had about the bail hearing into one thread. I know some of you also observed it so feel free to chime in with your thoughts.
Some frequently asked questions I've seen thus far:
Which family members were present?
The only confirmed present family member was Amy King because her dumbass was unmuted when she first logged in and we all heard her struggling to understand how to use Zoom.
Media outlets have suggested that "jilldillard" who was present was in fact Jill, but I've yet to see any proof that it was. It could be, I'm just not sure.
"Lauren S." and "john" -maybe- could've been Lauren under her maiden name and JD, but I feel like it's unlikely. It would be kind of weird for those two to be the only family members of the "in" group to attend. I truly don't know why no other family members, even Anna, didn't attend. Or perhaps they did but didn't use their real names on Zoom. My only guess is there was some advice given by counsel to abstain from attending. And Jill wasn't part of that grouptext for obvious reasons.
What was Pest's demeanor like during the hearing?
He had a pretty solid poker face the whole time. To be fair, I didn't always think to look at his reaction when something damning came out; I was more concerned with writing it down. But he had a pretty neutral expression.
When addressing the judge he seemed friendly and optimistic, always referring to the court as "Your Honor." Probably just trying to come off as compliant and likable. I didn't see it as particularly smug.
Did the court let in evidence about the past molestation scandal?
Yes. Everytime the AUSA tried to introduce that evidence, the Defense would object. The judge recognized that there was a sealed record involved but noted that the Duggar family had chosen to make those details public, and that Josh had publicly admitted to that misconduct so it ought to be introduced.
What's Covenant Eyes?
It's a computer program that logs your internet usage and sends a log of "questionable" sites to someone you've designated as your accountability partner. I believe you can also access a full log of all the websites accessed even if the program doesn't flag them as iffy. It's fairly common in evangelical circles. (I had it on my computer growing up homeschooled)
**What was described in the redacted port... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I'm not an expert, but I HIGHLY DOUBT Josh went 10 years before reoffending. Think about it. He molested his sisters in 2002-2003. Then in 2015 he raped a woman. Then he downloaded CP in 2019(?) Sickos like this don't take long breaks. I only know this because that's exactly why prison sentences for these offenses are so long (because statistically speaking, the majority end up reoffending). From 2004-2014, as sad as it is to say, there is no doubt in my mind that he continued these actions. That is a 10 YEAR gap. If there are more victims, I just pray that the truth comes out so that justice can be served.
I’m an Auditor.
Reading through Project Safe Childhood, it seems like other p#dophiles in this (ring?) have sentences that range wildly. We’re talking from 36 months to multiple decades. I know J#sh faces up to 20 years per charge, but it really scares me to think that he might not get a long sentence.
Say he only gets a few years, that greatly changes the dynamic of Anna being able to leave. If he only was sentenced a few years I can see it being swept under the rug (by boob and meech) as opposed to a multi decade long sentence.
Yes, he’ll be a convicted sex offender but the Duggar’s never followed rules. There’s 20+ grandkids and dozens of minors constantly around TTH, PLUS the 7 children he has. His abuse of his siblings and cheating were all swept under the rug and he was still the Golden Child. Boob and Meech have clearly shown that nothing J*sh does is wrong. He was still allowed around kids and invited to family gatherings after all he did. I understand he legally won’t be allowed minors after this, but will that stop anything? Will Boob and Meech still favor him as their faaaavorite child if he’s only gone for a few years? Will Anna leave if he’s only gone for 2 or 3 years as opposed to 20+ years?
I don’t even know where I’m going with this, I just have this fear he’ll be let off easy, lie, and say “Jesus saved me again”, then abuse again.
Thanks u/skite456 for posting about Project Safe Childhood!
Happy weekend, snarkers!
It's been a whirlwind of a week on this sub, as we're sure you can all agree. Given the heavy nature of the issues at hand with the Josh Duggar case we understand that tensions have been running high which have created a significant amount of work for the mod team. In response to feedback from our community we would like to announce two solutions we hope will mitigate some of the problems that have arisen.
The first is that tomorrow, May 9 from 12am EST to 11:59pm EST this sub will take a well-needed break from all discussions relating to Josh Duggar and/or his current legal proceedings. This includes discussions relating to Anna, the recent hearing, the safety of his children, etc. If you see any posts relating to Pest tomorrow please report them using the Problematic Post option.
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The second solution is that starting Monday, May 10, we will be having a daily megathread for discussions relating to the Pest Arrest. Questions and comments about what Anna knew, about the legal process, about whether the Rebers are competent, etc. should be restricted to that megathread.
We've seen an influx of posts in the past week that are bordering on low effort/repeat posts reiterating the same concerns about the case and we hope that collecting all these in one thread should clear up the sub's main feed for more substantive posts. Memes, developments, and major opinion pieces(example of a substantial opinion piece that could be a standalone post under these new guidelines) can be their own posts. Go ahead and use the Low Effort report options for posts that should be restricted to the megathread.
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I just had this discussion with my husband, and I feel like when we read these monstrous crimes, this abhorrent and disturbing stuff like the things coming to light right now we try to justify it so our brains can some how make sense of the complete atrocities.
But what’s so disturbing to me is josh isn’t an idiot.
Josh is smart, he KNEW how to hide his tracks, he knew how to get into the dark web, he knew how to find these things and get around things to hide it. Who knows how long.....He’s smart dammit.
And I swear to GOD if he gets away with this I will burn the world to the ground.
I wanted to edit to add in what I mean by smart: “he’s a moron. But like in a manipulative, full of himself, kinda smart. If that makes sense. He’s that typical narcissistic abuser smart which is disturbing and terrifying”
And yes. I’m probably rambling her but this all has kinda rattled me. It feels a lot like some stuff I went through as a child and I’m working through those emotions.
Edited to add: I’m pissed that he was released on that family. What a fucking mess and what a disgusting cult. I swear I’m just so livid.
To better capture this important moment in snark history let’s share what you were doing when you first laid eyes on that glorious mugshot...?
This man is a straight up sexual predator. To put it any differently at this point is offensive to not only his victims, but to any victims of CSA/sexual assault.
Calling him a "sex pest" minimizes what's actually going on here.
*Edited to change CSP to CSA.
The Sun article mentions that friends and family told officers that Pest has a "pornography addiction".
Is anyone else mad at this?
This wasnt pornography. This is non-consensual photos of child sexual abuse. I feel like the family doesn't see (or doesnt want to see) the difference.
I saw a Tik Tok the other say that discussed how Jessa and Ben's statement reaffirmed this. They stated "as Christians we are against ALL forms of pornography".
Hey guys , put an offer on a house and got the building and pest inspection done. We pulled out due to the repairs needed to the foundation ($50k +) and the fact that the vendor wouldn't budge on price. The real estate agent is under the impression that the house will sell very easily to anyone else for the same original price. Will buyers actually not care about major defects on a house?
I feel we made the right decision pulling out but it just seems like people are willing to pay top dollar for houses that are flaking apart. Seems crazy to me
*Western Sydney Market
Now that we know what we know, I want to find old episodes to look for "signs" that Josh was always a pervy sicko. Any episode suggestions other than the obvious engagement and wedding episodes?
I’m in a bit of a spiral (nothing too intense, definitely no crisis) because I was raised in a similar hellscape of a family with a similar predator sibling and a similar infuriating response from my parents.
I wasn’t a direct victim, but just hearing the news and being extremely disappointed by the family response so far is bringing back some of the anxiety and physical tension imprinted during my own family crisis.
I know a lot of us here are ex-fundies with varying degrees of brainwashing and abuse. How’s everyone doing?
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