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19 Kids and Diddling - Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation Accusations

Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation Accusations



Well, here it is. After a 2006 police report found by In Touch revealed that Josh Duggar was investigated for several sex offenses involving five minors, he has now admitted to sexually abusing the underage girls. The molestations, which included some of his own sisters, occurred when Duggar was 14 years old.
Police Report Contains Molestation Accusations Against Josh Duggar



In a statement to People, Duggar, now 27, confirmed the molestations:

“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. 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.”

His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, also acknowledged the molestations 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,” they said.

Two years before proposing to his now-wife, Anna, Josh confessed his “past teenage mistakes” to her, as well as her parents, during a visit to the Duggar home.

“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. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right.”

Josh claims he would, “do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions.” “I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

Duggar has also resigned from his role as Executive Director of the Family Research Council.
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It's super cool that God forgave him. And a bang-up job from the parents too for raising such an angel!
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God's forgiveness = no jail time
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Re: 19 Kids and Diddling - Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation Accusations

A mistake is something you do by accident.

FIVE girls? That's the rape equivalent of a serial killer.

Should do hard time. He can be the poster child for Ben Carson's prison turns guys gay theory.



The Duggars and Carson seem a perfect fit for each other.
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Re: 19 Kids and Diddling - Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation Accusations

They come out happy? And they say prison doesn't work.
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Originally Posted by Draven View Post
It's super cool that God forgave him. And a bang-up job from the parents too for raising such an angel!
Yeah, well, even if God did, and I'm pretty sure He didn't, he still has the legal system to face.

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Re: 19 Kids and Diddling - Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation Accusations

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
In a statement to People, Duggar, now 27, confirmed the molestations:

“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. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help cover up the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged cash payments for me and those affected by my actions. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road without my parents complicity that I would end up ruining my life.”
Fixed.

Strange there is no mention of God. EDITED TO ADD: never mind, I just couldn't stand to read that far into it.

Some of them Duggar girls are hot. Just saying ...
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Yeah, well, even if God did, he still has the legal system to face.
Sounds like the statute of limitations is past.

Josh Duggar, a reality TV star on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and the oldest child of the Duggar clan, admitted that he sexually molested several young girls as a teenager. Duggar only owned up to his conduct after records of a police investigation were obtained by In Touch Magazine. He was never prosecuted because, by the time he was reported to the authorities, the statute of limitations had expired.

Prior to his admission on Thursday night, Duggar spent years crisscrossing the country as a spokesman for “traditional values.” Duggar took a job as executive director of the Family Research Council’s political arm in 2013. In that role, which he resigned on Thursday, Duggar argued that marriage equality and abortion rights — among other things — were destroying the values that he and his family embodied.

Here are nine of Duggar’s most sanctimonious moments:

1. When Josh Duggar argued that an LGBT nondiscrimination measure in Arkansas jeopardized the safety of children:

Enacting additional laws that are trying to protect one group of people over another is not really the solution and in fact it has the inverse effect on others…We have to make sure we’re standing up to protect the rights of privacy and protecting the well-being of women and children in our cities.

[Right Wing Watch, 12/14]

2. When Josh Duggar argued that marriage equality was destroying the American family:

What’s really at stake here is the American family. Marriage is essential to the American family and every single child deserves a mother and a father.

[Huffington Post, 4/29/15]

3. When Josh Duggar appeared at a charity event and talked about how doing evil things to children is the worst:

In the absence of doing good, Duggar said, “evil comes in to fill the void,” adding, evil done to children is “one of its worst forms.” CCHO is a place they can go and “break that chain (of evil).”

[Daily Record, 4/19/15]

4. When Josh Duggar attacked Islam for treating women poorly:

5. When Josh Duggar went to Arkansas and said their courts had to reject marriage equality to “defend the American family”:

We have to stand up to defend the American family and that’s what’s at stake here. The people of every state should remain free to uphold the marriage as the union of a man and a woman if they so choose.

[Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 4/29/15]

6. When Josh Duggar praised Chickfila for defending “traditional values”:

7. When Josh Duggar went on the Today Show and talked about how “children are a gift” that require you to look “beyond yourself”:

You know, really children are a gift from the Lord and when you look at them that way and you look at them really as more of an investment and really, you know, looking beyond yourself, I think that’s what’s so important.

[Today Show, 6/14/13]

8. When Josh Duggar said that he and his family were the “epitome of conservative values”:

Josh Duggar, the oldest of 19 children, made the rounds Friday at a central Missouri rally for Santorum after previously doing the same in Iowa, Oklahoma, Georgia and many places in between. “Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,” Duggar said. “People connect to us in that way.”

[AP, 3/17/12]

9. When Josh Duggar talked about the importance of rejecting marriage equality and honoring your family:

I’m sure grateful for my parents and I’m grateful for my wife and we have our fourth child on the way due in July, and I think it’s just such a blessing when you see family and you see that you can honor each other

[CNS, 5/1/15]

In Touch reported that after his father, Jim Bob Duggar, found about about his son’s sexual assaults, he failed to report the incidents to the police for more than a year.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/t...ndal/27741883/

InTouch reported that his father took Josh to an Arkansas state trooper who was a personal friend, who took no action other than a "very stern talk." That officer is now serving a 56-year term in prison for child pornography, the magazine reported, and no case was ever brought against Josh Duggar.
Sounds like they probably had a good laugh together, and shared techniques on how to harm children.
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Re: 19 Kids and Diddling - Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation Accusations

Am I supposed to be aware of this person?
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Am I supposed to be aware of this person?
Yes. I've never seen one second of their show but the family pops up constantly in pop culture.
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Am I supposed to be aware of this person?
He's a potential Penn State coach.
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Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Sounds like the statute of limitations is past.
That needs to change. And not just for the Duggars.

Originally Posted by TheMadMonk View Post
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/t...ndal/27741883/

Sounds like they probably had a good laugh together, and shared techniques on how to harm children.
Just good Christian fellowship in action.
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Huh, child molestation story put out by a magazine called "In Touch."
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He's a potential Penn State coach.
Not anymore, I guess.
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He's a potential Penn State coach.
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Yes. I've never seen one second of their show but the family pops up constantly in pop culture.
The only time I ever heard of them was because they were on the cover of a tabloid at work. As with everyone who is on the cover of a tabloid at work, I assumed that they were reality TV stars of some sort.
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While this is always sad whenever it happens, it seems pretty sanctimonious of some posters here to gleefully point out the wrongdoing of a 14-year-old as though they can never imagine such a heinous thing happening in their own families.

I fail to believe that some here never experienced or participated in inappropriate behavior with others when young teens (or preteens). And I grew up in what I thought was a fairly "sheltered" environment in a conservative community in the past...yet was shocked to see a lot of very casual, intimate contact at some basement parties I attended barely into my teens (and this was after being molested by a teenage boy when I was eleven).

As a teacher of kids aged 11-16 for 30 years, I witnessed a lot of inappropriate behavior at school and heard about much more...sometimes from the kids themselves (both girls & boys)...sometimes bragging, but sometimes asking for advice. Sometimes writing in journals meant only for my eyes & theirs (they became quite confessional after they realized I would not judge them); sometimes just frankly bringing it up in conversations.

And I've seen kids from "good families" (Christian or otherwise) become involved in lots of things either out of personal weakness, peer pressure, or just plain meanness. Kids shoplift, bully, drink, take drugs, engage in sexual activity (not always voluntarily...sometimes solely out of pressure), cheat in school, lie to parents, etc. That may come as a shock to those who have only lived perfect lives and only known kids who are perfect, but I'm not shocked at anything kids can become involved with.

Jumping on a pet hobbyhorse by attributing his sinful behavior to bad parenting, failure of Christianity, etc. is reprehensible IMO. What he did was very bad & harmful to others AND himself...but to treat a 14-year-old boy the way you'd treat a 40-year-old child molester is pretty harsh, especially when coming from those who spend so much time decrying "judgmental" attitudes and the lack of "rehabilitation" in prisons. You think this kid is the first to touch a sibling or younger child inappropriately? I'd wager that some DVDTalkers have some skeletons in their past which they hope never see the light of day...and which shouldn't, especially when they were things done as kids.

He's being punished now (losing his job & reputation) and his sisters are being punished by the prurient who wonder which ones he molested. Isn't that enough? And for those ridiculing the idea that he could be forgiven by God and his victims...is there never any forgiveness for anything? Do you never forgive those who have wronged you? Do you never forgive yourself (or have you never done anything requiring forgiveness)?

I don't watch the show & didn't even know they claim to be Christians. I'm just saying this as someone who has been a kid, been victimized as a kid by another kid, done things that were wrong & witnessed others doing likewise, and have seen decades of kids make mistakes. This was a bad mistake, for sure...but to see it as incomprehensible makes me wonder just how honest people are being with themselves.
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The thing is this family gets on their high horse and condemns gays as perverts when they have a son who is one.
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Jumping on a pet hobbyhorse by attributing his sinful behavior to bad parenting, failure of Christianity, etc. is reprehensible IMO.
Hmm, if I can't blame parenting and I can't blame Christianity and I can't blame him, who is responsible for what happened?

And considering how repressive this family is when it comes to sexuality and how much time they spend telling others that they are living sinful lives, I think it's perfectly appropriate to point out their hypocrisy. Maybe if they weren't so twisted in their thinking their kid wouldn't have ruined the lives of 5 innocent children?

I'm a parent myself - it's interesting that you feel that the way a parent raises them and the religion they practice is in no way responsible for the child's actions.
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I blame rap music and video games.
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Hmm, if I can't blame parenting and I can't blame Christianity and I can't blame him, who is responsible for what happened?

And considering how repressive this family is when it comes to sexuality and how much time they spend telling others that they are living sinful lives, I think it's perfectly appropriate to point out their hypocrisy. Maybe if they weren't so twisted in their thinking their kid wouldn't have ruined the lives of 5 innocent children?

I'm a parent myself - it's interesting that you feel that the way a parent raises them and the religion they practice is in no way responsible for the child's actions.
All that is nothing compared to implying that their critics might have done similar things in their past. Nope, never raped anybody or even touched somebody sexually without their consent. Even somehow managed to know that was wrong without religion.

Seems to also be an awful lot of minimizing the fact that there was FIVE victims. Going on about innocent teen activity could possibly make sense if there was only one victim and it was really just some after the fact guilt about going too far. Five is evidence the pervert needed to be dealt with very harshly. Probably still does.

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Hmm, if I can't blame parenting and I can't blame Christianity and I can't blame him, who is responsible for what happened?

And considering how repressive this family is when it comes to sexuality and how much time they spend telling others that they are living sinful lives, I think it's perfectly appropriate to point out their hypocrisy. Maybe if they weren't so twisted in their thinking their kid wouldn't have ruined the lives of 5 innocent children?

I'm a parent myself - it's interesting that you feel that the way a parent raises them and the religion they practice is in no way responsible for the child's actions.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
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The thing is this family gets on their high horse and condemns gays as perverts when they have a son who is one.
Again, don't know what the family says, although I read the quotes from Duggar. No one has produced any evidence that says that Duggar ever committed any similar acts after this (which seems confined to when he was 14), so calling him a "pervert" for something done then is like calling a 14-year-old who got involved with drugs a "junkie" for the rest of his/her life.

And the Duggars condemned his behavior. It's not like they are saying that young teens touching other children is okay but homosexuality is not. At least, that's not reported in the article. I have adulterers in my extended family (cousins, in-laws), but that doesn't mean that I feel hypocritical about condemning adultery. My brother followed his friends with peer pressure to shoplift for a brief time when he was around 15; when my parents discovered it, they made him go & confess to the store manager & pay restitution. He didn't get jail time, and I don't think of him as a "thief" today (although he was one then).

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Hmm, if I can't blame parenting and I can't blame Christianity and I can't blame him, who is responsible for what happened?

And considering how repressive this family is when it comes to sexuality and how much time they spend telling others that they are living sinful lives, I think it's perfectly appropriate to point out their hypocrisy. Maybe if they weren't so twisted in their thinking their kid wouldn't have ruined the lives of 5 innocent children?

I'm a parent myself - it's interesting that you feel that the way a parent raises them and the religion they practice is in no way responsible for the child's actions.
Again, are you saying that you don't know any kids who have done things that were wrong (perhaps shockingly wrong)? If they were not "religious" people, do you blame their parents' lack of belief for their kids' wrongdoing?

I know you are aware that sometimes kids go against their parent's teachings. Kids rebel, fall astray, fall prey to peer pressure, give in to temptation, etc. Neither the most idealistic atheist parent nor the most pious religious parent can insure totally that their kids won't do something that goes against their parents' guidance.

You shouldn't put words in my mouth. I never said that "the way a parent raises them and the religion they practice is in no way responsible for the child's actions." However, only a naive fool thinks that kids always behave exactly the way a parent intends or instructs. Using religious examples, the Bible is full of examples of disobedient children who committed some pretty bad sins (beginning with Cain). Were Adam & Eve bad parents because one son murdered the other? Seems like Abel was a pretty good chap.

What is the "twisted thinking" to which you refer and how would that be responsible for the kid's actions? You think that teaching kids to "be free with their sexuality" could never lead to kids experimenting (even among siblings)? I don't get exactly what type of "sexual training" you think is a surefire guarantee against kids touching other kids, so maybe you can explain.

As someone who has worked in a rape crisis center, do you think that the molestation of kids you encountered were all perpetrated by "repressed" individuals?

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