Looks more and more likely that the rumor of Josh sexually molesting someone is true. Amazing that they were able to bury all of this for such a long time. In Touch Weekly has a copy of the police report posted at their site and had this additional information on the allegations:
Jim Bob Duggar waited more than a year after his son, Josh, confessed to sexually molesting several female minors before contacting police, In Touch Magazine is reporting exclusively, based on information contained in the official police report
What’s more, Jim Bob informed the elders of his church about Joshua’s actions and they waited three months before contacting authorities. The explosive new information is contained in a Springdale, AK police report obtained by In Touch magazine.
The report has been hidden since 2006 and was just obtained by the mag through a Freedom of information Act request. Jim Bob also refused to allow police to interview Josh when they opened a felony investigation in 2006. The Duggars star on TLC’s hit show 19 Kids and Counting.
The police report has Josh’s name redacted from it, but there are graphic descriptions of his actions on the report. More than one victim and occurred. One of the victims said he had been fondling her breasts and genitalia while she slept for quite some time. Report also reads as if some of the victims are possibly family members. This is so terrible.
Will post more as it comes out.
4:53 pm – One of the victims has come forward to ask the courts to destroy all documents related to the case. Very likely to happen any minute now according to TMZ:
Police are about to destroy all the names and details surrounding “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar‘s molestation case … after one of his alleged victims asked a judge to protect her identity.
The alleged victim — only referred to as “Jane Doe” in the docs — was worried an unredacted copy of the police report might see the light of day. She argued the court had a duty to destroy the report, and the judge agreed … signing the order Thursday afternoon.
Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh, 27, tells PEOPLE in a statement. “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.”
Josh has resigned from his position at the Family Research Council as a result of the accusations becoming public, but his family has stood behind him.
“Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives,” Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle, 48, said in a joint statement. “When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before.”
Their statement continues, “Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us – even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey – the good times and the difficult times – cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.”
Turns out that Josh’s wife Anna knew about his past two years before they married:
And Josh’s wife Anna, 26, says she has remained supportive of her husband – even after he confessed his “past teenage mistakes” two years before he proposed marriage.
“I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock,” she says. “When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn’t know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even every difficult past mistakes.”
But Anna said she had confidence that the counseling her husband received “changed his life.”
“He continued to do what he was taught. [I know] who Josh really is – someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended,” she says. “Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right.”