The hit TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” shows the Duggars as a wholesome and religious family, but a report Tuesday claims Josh Duggar was allegedly involved in an underage sex scandal. The exclusive report by In Touch Weekly says that Jim Bob, Josh's father, turned him in to authorities. The charge dates back to 2005 and occurred when Josh was a minor himself, according to “multiple sources” who saw the police report.
Jim Bob called the Arkansas State Police Department after he discovered Josh left a young girl’s bedroom and “learned something inappropriate happened,” an insider said, according to the magazine. “I saw and read the report and it clearly stated that Jim Bob brought his son Josh into the Arkansas State Police and spoke to a state trooper about Josh’s involvement in alleged inappropriate touching with a minor,” a different person added.
Josh Duggar was not prosecuted.
Sgt. Darrel Hignite, the officer who reportedly led the investigation, would not give a statement about the case. “I can’t comment or discuss [this case] because of the sensitive nature and because it involved a juvenile,” he said, according to In Touch Weekly.
“A technicality prevented any further action,” a source told In Touch Weekly. “That’s been the biggest regret in all of this.”
Though he’s active on Twitter, Josh did not respond to the accusation on social media. But he did share a quote about repercussions. “Do right and risk the consequences,” he wrote.
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) May 17, 2015
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