TRIGGER WARNING: The following post contains adult themes and may cause bad feelings in children of all ages. Do not read unless you are an emotional adult.
Josh Duggar, one of the members of the family that stars in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” … was the subject of a police investigation for allegedly sexually molesting 5 girls, some of whom are his sisters.
The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar — who was around 14 at the time — was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002.
According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him … in one case reading a book.
There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program. The police report says Josh’s mom, Michelle, said it wasn’t really a treatment center … they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.
In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on “Oprah,” and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation.
Cops wanted to question Josh, but Jim Bob lawyered him up and Josh declined the invitation.
Josh, who is now 27, apparently cannot be charged because the statute of limitations has run.
As for the Duggars, one of the family members told investigators, “this entire incident had brought the family closer to God” … this according to the police report.
The most incredible thing about this story is that Riverdaughter hasn’t posted anything about it yet. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t even know who the Duggars are.
I really don’t want to discuss the lurid details of the allegations. It should come as no surprise that many leftwing sites that already hated the Duggars are almost gleeful about this story. There is already a petition to have the show canceled. The gist of the reaction is that this proves that all Christians are hypocritical perverts.
First of all, reality shows aren’t reality. The Duggars aren’t typical anything. I’m not sure how they got famous in the first place but anyone who considered them to be role models needs to reevaluate their own life.
This story proves nothing. It doesn’t even prove that Josh Duggar is a pedophile. He was fourteen when the conduct took place. I’m not saying it was normal or harmless, but it is somewhat different from an adult who preys on children. I have worked on a few similar cases and I can tell you that even if the police had been promptly informed it is unlikely that he would have received prison time or been required to register as a sex offender.
Compare the reaction to this story to the Left’s reaction to the revelations by Lena Dunham regarding her sexual conduct with her much younger sister. Dunham not only showed no remorse she practically bragged about it in her memoir, but the Left called that “normal behavior” and Dunham is a much more prominent celebrity than Josh Duggar.