With just five weeks to go until Josh Duggar goes on trial for child pornography possession, a bunch of questions continue to circulate around this alleged predator and his impending case:
Will he reach a plea agreement?
Will his wife testify at the trial?
If Josh gets convicted, what will the subsequent sentence be and for how long will he go to jail?
Here's another one, though. Perhaps the most important question of all. One that focuses on a few of the victims in this tragedy and one that we'd love to receive an answer to right here and now:
WHERE THE HECK ARE JOSH AND ANNA'S CHILDREN?
As you very likely know at this point, the controversial couple are parents to six children, with a seventh due next month.
They are: Maryella Hope, 17 months, Mason Garrett, 3½, Meredith Grace, 5½, Marcus Anthony, 7½, Michael James, 9½, and Mackynzie Renée, 12.
As you also may have read about -- either on these website or a similar celebrity gossip outlet -- the kids had been living with ther parents in a warehouse on the property of their grandparents, Jim Bob andd Michelle.
That was an unusual enough arrangement on its own.
But then Josh got arrested in late April.
And a judge ordered him to reside (until his trial) with court-appointed guardians because he was considered too high of a risk to be under the same roof as any minor.
According to various sources, Anna has actually been spending many nights with Josh in his temporary home.
We shudder at the thought, but Anna has allegedly ditched her young kids to keep sleeping with her disgusting husband.
To be clear, we cannot verify these reports at this time.
But Anna was most definitely spotted (below) outside of the courthouse with Josh a couple weeks ago, following his most recent hearing, her arm linked inside of his and a creepy smirk plastered across her face:
There have also been reports that Anna is confident her spouse will be acquitted, which, you know... is obviously possible.
But this doesn't answer the pressing question posed above.
If Anna is spending so much time away from her sons and daughters in order support their father... who is keeping an eye on the kids?
Earlier this month, photos surfaced of Marcus on the ALERT Family Camp Instagram page.
Located in Texas, this camp is described on its official website as someplace where one can "meet like-minded families, enjoy warm friendships, exciting activities, and receive spiritual encouragement in the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Anna’s sister, Priscilla, and brother-in-law, David Waller, were also spotted the camp late this summer.
Here is a photo of Marcus from the aforementioned Instagram page:
There was also an instance in September where Anna's children were photographed out and about with Jim Bob and Michelle.
Anna was noticably absent from the outing.
Typically, we wouldn't think twice about grandkids simply spending time with their grandparents.
But nothing about the Duggar family is ever typical, you know? Especially these days, under these ongoing circumstances.
Sadly, that's all the information we have at the moment.
Marcus may be with his aunt and uncle and Jim Bob and Michelle may be in charge of everyone else.
In just a few weeks time, meanwhile, a newborn will enter the picture -- just as his or her dad goes on trial for viewing sexually graphic material of kids as young as 18 months old.
What. A. Mess.