Josh Duggar's wife Anna and father Jim Bob are standing by him in court as he faces child porn charges.

Josh Duggar's family is in court with him as he learns what sentence will await him for his child pornography convictions.

Josh's father, Jim Bob, and wife, Anna, were seen at the Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse in Fayetteville on Wednesday morning before proceedings began for U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks to tell to Josh, 34, what penalties he will face for his crimes.

The former 19 Kids and Counting star was found guilty in December of two charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography

As a result of these convictions, he is facing up to 20 years of imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines for each conviction.

Mother Michelle, 55, wrote a letter to Judge Brooks asking for leniency in his sentencing because "Joshua has a tender heart and he is compassionate toward others."

Both Michelle and Anna's letters prompted cousin Amy (Duggar) King to issue her own statement to PEOPLE, which began: "I don't think anyone would make the mistake of assuming I support my cousin."

Amy, who later wrote an open letter urging Anna to divorce Josh, concluded her statement to PEOPLE: "In my opinion, 20 years could never come close to justice for the children harmed. ... My heart hurts for his children during this time."