Uh, So One Of The Duggars Might Be A Child Molester…

Holy fucking shit. I have never had any great love for the Duggars, and Josh Duggar – who currently serves as executive director of Family Research Council Action – has always been my least favorite. Still, this most recent news comes as a surprise.

The last time we reported on Josh, he was going on and on about how it’s discrimination to not let Christians discriminate against gay people. Today, we are reporting on the fact that he may have sexually assaulted a young girl in 2005, while he was still a minor himself.

InTouch Weekly reports that a charge of sexual assault in the fourth degree was pursued against Duggar in 2005 after his own father, Jim Bob, caught him sneaking out of a young girl’s bedroom and “learned something inappropriate happened,” and brought him down to the Arkansas State Police himself.

Credit to Jim Bob in this case–it must have been pretty bad if a father was willing to bring his own kid down to a police station.

Apparently, the only reason Duggar was never charged after the report was made was due to the fact that the state trooper who filed the report never followed up on it. Coincidentally, said state trooper was later convicted of possession of child pornography himself. By the time anyone else got around to investigating, the statute of limitations was up.

Via In Touch:

When the state trooper ran into trouble, someone from the Arkansas State Police alerted the Child Abuse Hotline about the Duggar situation that had been sitting inactive. That’s when the Crimes Against Children Division and Springdale Police Department got involved. By then the three-year statute of limitations had passed and it would not have been possible to pursue prosecution of Josh if the allegations warranted, so the investigation was discontinued. “A technicality prevented any further action,” a source familiar with the case told In Touch. “That’s been the biggest regret in all of this.” (The statute of limitations has since been lengthened.)

Rumors about Josh have swirled for years, but In Touch’s investigation has uncovered the secret he has been hiding. “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,” one source told In Touch.

Josh and his wife Anna have three children. Hopefully, someone is checking up on them. [In Touch]