Jana Duggar has legally acknowledged her wrongdoing.
The former "19 Kids and Counting" star pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of endangering the welfare of a minor in Arkansas, TMZ reported on Jan. 5, citing court documents. The case is now closed.
Court paperwork shows that the reality TV star entered her guilty plea on Dec. 15, a week after an Arkansas jury found her brother Josh guilty on two charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material.
While Josh faces a lengthy prison sentence, Jana's punishment is far less severe, as she reportedly paid $880 in fines and fees, with $100 of that going toward something called the Child Victim Crime Fee.
"The raw facts: I was babysitting a few months ago when one of the children wandered outside alone," Jana wrote on her Instagram Story. "A passerby who saw the child called the police. This resulted in a written citation, as well as a follow-up with child welfare who concluded that it was an accident, and the child was unharmed."
The eldest daughter of the Duggar clan, who initially pled not guilty, said authorities "recognized it was a case of a child slipping out of the house when you turn your back for a moment."
"It all happened so quickly and was scary. I am grateful for law enforcement and those who protect and serve our community," she wrote. "I was certainly never arrested like some may have implied. In the end, I was just upset at myself that it had happened at all, but so thankful it all ended safely and that's truly what mattered the most to me."
Jana's family also backed her up, with sister Jessa Duggar Seewald calling it "an innocent mistake."