Josh Duggar Investigated For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Minors, Sisters
Josh Duggar, one of the stars of TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting,” was apparently investigated some years ago by the police for allegedly sexually assaulting five girls, including some of his sisters, it’s now been revealed. The claim surfaced earlier this week in one of the tabloids, but it’s been rumored for years that Josh was supposedly “sent away” for inappropriately touching girls.
According to a police report, it all allegedly began in 2002 when Josh was 14-years-old. The report describes instances when Josh, now 27, reportedly fondled girls’ breasts and private areas while they were sleeping. In another instance, Josh allegedly touched one of the girls while she was reading a book. It’s not clear how old the five girls were at the time of the alleged incidents, and it’s also not clear which of his sisters were allegedly molested.
The police report also states that Josh’s father, Jim Bob, eventually found out about the alleged assaults and took Josh to see church elders, who decided the young man needed to seek treatment in an undisclosed program. There was another instance where Jim Bob actually took Josh to a police station to report an alleged incident.
The scandal had been kept fairly under wraps until 2006, when the Duggar family was slated for an interview with Oprah. The police report notes one of the alleged victims sent a letter to Oprah’s production company, Harpo Studios, as well as to the police, detailing the supposed sexual assault.
Police opened an investigation and wanted to question Josh but Jim Bob hired a lawyer, and his son refused to cooperate. So far, TLC and the Duggar family have yet to comment on the allegations surrounding Josh. The statute of limitations have apparently run out, and so Josh cannot be charged with molestations.