“The Washington County Sheriff’s document makes it clear that despite Josh’s chilling confessions the Duggars waited at least 16 months before contacting authorities about the molestations, even though the behavior was continuing and growing worse,” wrote In Touch Weekly Magazine, which uncovered the document using the Freedom of Information Act, and published it on Wednesday.
According to the document, Josh Duggar at the ages of 14 and 15 committed seven acts of sexual molestation against his five different victims. His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, risked up to six years in prison by sitting on the evidence, in the form of Josh’s own repeated confessions, of their son’s sickening crimes for more than a year — potentially endangering other young girls who may come in contact with Josh.
The younger Duggar told his parents on at least three separate occasions that he had sexually assaulted underage girls, including his own five-year-old sister, but the 19 Kids and Counting family leaders kept the information to themselves, according to the In Touch report.
According to the police document, Josh Duggar told his dad on one occasion, “that he had been sneaking into [name of minor victim redacted]’s room at night and had been touching (the girls) on the breasts and vaginal areas while they were sleeping.”
Josh committed these sexual assaults three or four times, he told his father, as detailed in the report. But not all of Duggars’ victims were his sisters.
“One night as a female friend of the family’s was sleeping over, he had gone to the couch where she was sleeping and fondled her breasts as she slept,” according to another of Josh’s confessions spelled out in the report.
And on yet another occasion, Josh Duggar “was reading to his 5 year old sister and as she was sitting on his lap, he had touched her breasts and vaginal area,” the police document said.
The Duggars are scheduled for their first media interview since the scandal regarding Josh Duggar’s past sexual assaults became public. But interviewer Megyn Kelly of Fox News has said that while the Duggars will not be “getting a pass,” she planned what would essentially be a softball interview.
“I will be fair, and you will be permitted to answer and offer context,” Kelly told the Duggars. “And it will not be a ‘gotcha’ or an attempt to bring down the Duggars. That is not my role. I have final say on the ultimate broadcast — and no one but me.”
Kelly did not explain how the actions of Josh Duggar, such as touching the “vaginal area” of a five year old girl, would be better explained by “context.”
[Image: Josh Duggar Twitter]