Following Josh Duggar’s arrest for possessing child pornographic images, his lawyer is trying to argue that him previously molesting his sisters isn’t relevant to the current case. What does the judge have to say?
Josh’s detention hearing was on Wednesday. After the hearing, shocking details about his arrest went public. This includes information about the type of content found on his devices. Some of the content included children as young as 18 months old, and Special Agent Gerald Faulkner from Homeland Security claimed that Josh’s file “is in the top five worst I have ever had to examine.”
Based on the information shared during the hearing, it seems like there is quite a bit of evidence against Josh. You can read more information about what was found here.
Also in this hearing, the topic of Josh molesting his sisters came up, according to @DuggarBates_Confessions on Instagram, who was on the Zoom hearing. They write, “Josh molesting his sisters will be taken into consideration!! His lawyer tried to say it wasn’t relevant judge said it was!”
What we know about Josh Duggar molesting his sisters
In 2016, In Touch Weekly exclusively reported on Josh’s molestations. The police report states that, in 2002, Josh had touched several of his sisters inappropriately while they were asleep. A female minor ended up telling Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar what had happened. This happened multiple times, despite Jim Bob Duggar supposedly “disciplining” Josh.
Following these incidents, Jim Bob and Michelle didn’t alert the authorities. They waited a year to make any reports. Later, in 2006, Jim Bob and Michelle were interviewed by the Springdale, Arkansas Police Department. Some of the alleged offenses were investigated as felonies.
The Duggar parents told the police that Josh had “apologized” and that his sisters forgave him for what he had done.
Per In Touch Weekly, “Police had to abandon pursuing charges because the [then] three-year statute of limitations had expired.” This is why Josh didn’t go to jail for the molestations. Now, it’s possible that he will end up in jail for the child porn charges, and as the judge states, the molestations will be taken into consideration. It’s unclear how this will affect the case, but it does show that Josh has a history.
In the past, he sought out extramarital affairs using a site called Ashley Madison. He was also accused of sexually assaulting a porn star and she feared for her life.
For more updates on the Duggar family and this ongoing case, check back with TV Shows Ace.
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