Raise your hand if you’re shocked that the Duggar family is super fucked up. No one? Didn’t think so. Josh Duggar, one of the family’s 19 weirdo kids, has been charged with molesting underage girls… including his sisters. Yikes.
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.
Oh yeah, did I mention that the Duggar parents covered this whole thing up for YEARS? Real Christianly of them, supporting sexual assault in the name of God. But then, I suppose those values only apply when it’s convenient for them. Fuck the Duggars, and this molester. I can’t believe he’s just going to get away with it. Ugh.
And one more thing – did you know that this guy is a father? Lovely!
UPDATE: He’s apologized for his crimes.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar, now 27, said in a statement to People magazine. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
“I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life … I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”
Let us not forget, either, that his parents lied about him being in counseling and they’ve been more concerned with protecting Josh than their daughters. Fuck the Duggars.