Amy Duggar King has censored a shirtless photo of her two-year-old son saying she is ‘more aware’ than ever about how ‘evil’ people can be, amid Josh Duggar‘s arrest on charges of possession of child pornography.
The 34-year-old mother-of-one posted an innocent Instagram snap on Wednesday of son Daxton Ryan, enjoying a pool day but later deleted it and re-posted it to cover up her child’s chest with a blue heart emoji.
‘I posted the unedited version, and then I thought to myself ‘is that too much skin? He’s just shirtless,’ Amy wrote in the revised caption.
‘And then I thought you never know who is seeing this picture and what they are thinking and now I’m going to be extra careful and protect him!’
Censored: Josh Duggar’s cousin Amy King said she felt the need to cover up a shirtless photo of her toddler son and warned parents about child predators on her Instagram
Amy then urged parents to be vigilant about what they post of their children online, inferring that she knows firsthand how ‘evil’ people can be, though she did not directly reference her disgraced cousin Josh, 33.
‘I encourage all parents to be very careful on what we post from now on. I now have a new set of eyes and I’m more of aware of how someone can use anything for evil. It’s the sad truth, but something worth sharing for sure,’ she added.
Cousin Amy – who was often portrayed as rebellious on 19 Kids and Counting – previously demanded justice in Josh Duggar’s case, speaking to Today.
‘I will just say that whatever you do in the darkness comes out in the light,’ she told them. ‘If you’re going to look at such disgusting and sickening images, justice has to be served.’
Family snap shot: Cousin Amy with her husband Dillon King, and their two year old son Daxton Ryan
Charged: The axing comes after the arrest of Josh Duggar , who was charged with receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material in May, with some material showing children younger than 12 (mug shot pictured April 2021)
Last month, Counting On, the spin-off of 19 Kids & Counting, was cancelled by TLC, in the wake of the Duggar’s scandal.
‘TLC will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On,’ TLC revealed in a statement. ‘TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.’
Josh, 33, the eldest child from the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, was charged with receiving and possessing 65 images of child sexual abuse material, including some that Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner described as ‘in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.’
On April 29, Josh was arrested on federal charges following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his property.
Counting On, the popular 19 Kids and Counting spin-off, has been cancelled by TLC amid the scandal
According to the indictment, he is alleged to have downloaded child sexual abuse material online in May 2019. Some of the material he is accused of possessing shows toddlers.
His computer was reportedly equipped with a dark web browser that could have let him anonymously search for child porn. The ‘Tor’ browser would have allowed him to bypass anti-porn software called ‘Covenant Eyes’ that his wife Anna installed to monitor what her husband downloaded.
He faces two federal charges carrying up to 40 years in prison and is currently on house arrest at the home of a family friend. He pleaded not guilty to the charges during a hearing in April 2021.
Josh’s criminal trial has been pushed from July 6 to November 30.
Cut out: The disgraced Duggar has not appeared on the family’s TLC’s show since it was rebranded in 2015 — following his previous sexual abuse scandal for molesting his sisters
His defense team originally petitioned to have his trial delayed until February 2022 as they ‘hired a computer forensics expert to review the case evidence and needs more time to complete the process.’
Meanwhile, the prosecution fired back that three months was a more ‘reasonable continuance’ versus unnecessarily postponing the trial nearly a year.
On May 8, he was released on bail, with the condition that he stay with a third party, family friends LaCount and Maria Reber.
Despite the seriousness of his charges, Josh is allowed to see his children — Mackynzie Renée, 11, Michael James, 10, Marcus Anthony, 7, Meredith Grace, 5, Mason Garrett, 3, and Maryella Hope, 19 months — as long as Anna is present.
A source told People that Anna, 32, doesn’t believe the charges against him and has no intention of ending the marriage — or walking away with their six children and seventh unborn baby.
‘She’s standing by him,’ the source said. ‘She thinks Josh is innocent.’