We’re just a few days away from Josh Dugar’s sentencing hearing, and it seems the Dugar family is deeply divided over what kind of punishment there is.
Several Dugar wrote letters to Josh, requesting a milder sentence from the judge.
These letters make no mention of his heinous crime, but rather try to convince the judge that Josh is generally a good man, despite the mountains of evidence to the contrary.
But not all of the dugouts fell victim to Josh’s manipulation.
Cousin Amy Dugar celebrated when Josh was convicted and was open about his belief that he deserved the maximum punishment for his crime.
Speaking to In Touch this week, Anna speculated that Josh was “for a rude awakening” at his sentencing hearing.
Amy told the outlet, “I don’t really think that 100% justice can be done for these victims.”
“But I know – I’ve been looking for some details about the prison lately [I’m] I’m trying to get an idea of what’s really going on with him… and if I were, I’d be very, very, very scared. “
Amy reiterates that she expects Josh to receive the maximum punishment, and if it does, will “probably celebrate.”
Josh faces up to 20 years in prison, but legal experts say that as a first-time offender, he will likely be released with a light sentence.
As a teenager, Josh molested five young girls – four of whom were his sisters – but his parents helped him avoid the lawsuit, making him a technically first-time offender.
Amy added that she believes Anna, brought in by the Dugers, has effectively brainwashed.
“It breaks my heart,” he said in touch. “I do not like it at all. And I just hope he’s okay. And I hope her kids are okay. I really do. “
Asked if he had spoken to Anna since Josh was convicted of child pornography, Amy explained that he had tried to contact her cousin, but to no avail.
“I contacted, but there was no answer,” Amy said.
“I don’t want to speak for her because I’m not Anna, you know, and I don’t really know what’s going on in her heart. But I can tag her in every one of my posts.
“And I, you know, can text him and let him know, ‘If you need someone to talk to, you know, just come to my house,'” Amy continued.
I’ll make tea, I’ll make coffee, and we can just sit, and you can cry, and you can be open and weak, and you can actually tell me your feelings. ‘ I have no way to hold him.
Amy has made several public attempts to communicate with Anna through social media.
“Anna, I love you,” he said in a ticking video earlier this week.
“I love you from the first day you entered our family, but I want to tell you something, you are showing women around the world who follow you that it is okay to have an abuser in your home, around your beautiful children. “
Amy had earlier written an open letter to Anna on Twitter:
“Dear Anna, how can you call your husband loyal and trustworthy? Have you forgotten his Ashley Madison account? Danica Dillon?” He asked, referring to the former prostitute who claimed that she had been abused by Josh.
Regarding her hopes that Josh will receive the maximum punishment, Amy says this is the only way victims and their families can expect to move forward.
That would mean “another monster, another abuser has been pushed away, and they can’t hurt any more children,” he said.
“And it makes my heart glad because it means the judge is doing his job,” he said. “Homeland Security has done their job. And that’s what’s important. “
For her own personal feelings towards Josh, Amy says she feels like she doesn’t really know him.
“I can literally like him, I can’t think of him as my cousin, but I can think of him as a terrible person,” he told In Touch.
“I can literally think of him, for example, I never really knew him,” he explained, adding that he “never really, really knew him.”
Josh is scheduled to be sentenced May 25.
We will have more updates on this evolving story as more information becomes available.