Josh Duggar arrested by Feds in Arkansas

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His father was a former state rep in Arkansas. He worked on the campaign of Huckabee, spoke at rallies for Rick Santorum, and was the executive director of FRC Active....a political PAC run by the Family Research Council

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Joshua Duggar, 33, is charged by indictment with receiving and possessing child pornography.
According to court documents, Duggar allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12.
Duggar had a first appearance before U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas Judge Erin Wiedemann via Zoom on Friday morning, April 30, 2021.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines up to $250,000 on each count. Duggar’s trial date is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6.
 

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Isn't this the same one that got caught on that Ashley Madison (or whatever it was) dating site and his wife ended up stayed with him??
Also in 2015 he admitted he had molested 4 of his sisters.

On May 21, 2015, a report by the magazine In Touch Weekly[29] stated that Jim Bob Duggar had told the Arkansas State Police that Josh Duggar molested five underage girls between 2002 and 2003 when he was 14 and 15 years old.[4][30][31][32][33] The magazine's source of information was a redacted police report obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.[29] Arkansas Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the original police report destroyed and the public record expunged on the same day the article was released.[34][35][36][37][38][39] The police report indicated that four of the five molestation victims were Duggar's siblings.[40] Jim Bob Duggar reported he had learned in March 2002 that Josh had touched the breasts and genital region of his sisters on multiple occasions while they were sleeping. Jim Bob and Michelle stated they were made aware of the incidents when he confessed and also stated that at the time, the girls were unaware the abuse had occurred.[41][42][43] Jim Bob said that Josh was disciplined at home.[41][42][43] In March 2003, Duggar's parents learned of additional incidents and victims, included the touching of a babysitter, reaching under the dress of a younger sister who was in his lap, and cornering a sister in the laundry room to reach under her clothing. The Duggars had also been told the abuse included a much younger sister, who, according to the Duggars, "didn't understand she had been improperly touched."[41][43][44] At this time, Duggar's father brought the issue to the elders of their church.[42][43]
Jim Bob Duggar informed police that he had enrolled Josh in a program consisting of counseling and physical labor after consulting with his church's leadership.[42][43] Michelle Duggar stated he was sent away from home for a period of three months to work for a family friend who was remodeling a building.[42][45] Later reports suggest that Josh Duggar may have been sent to a facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, owned by the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a Christian ministry and training program founded by Bill Gothard, a Duggar family friend.[42][45][46] It has not been established that the Institute in Basic Life Principles center in Little Rock was open for counseling during the time Josh Duggar was there or if the building was renovated during this time period and he was assisting with the renovation.[45][46]
When Josh Duggar returned home in July 2003, his father took him to meet James W. Hutchens, an Arkansas State Trooper and family acquaintance.[42][43] According to Josh and his parents, the meeting was the first time any law enforcement authority was made aware of the sexual abuse.[42][43] According to Jim Bob, Josh admitted to Hutchens that he'd committed molestation and apologized.[42][43] Speaking via a lawyer, Hutchens disputed part of the account, saying he was only told of a single act of incestuous molestation, and that he would have responded differently if he had known of additional instances and victims.[47][48][49] In an interview following this statement, Jim Bob Duggar claimed Hutchens was told the entire story.[41] Hutchens did not take any official action but reportedly gave Josh a "stern talk".[42][43][49] Arkansas law states that law enforcement officers, as mandated reporters, are required to alert the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline when learning of sexual abuse.[45] Hutchens was later arrested and convicted on unrelated charges of child pornography and is serving a 56-year prison sentence.[47][50][51]
 

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Also in 2015 he admitted he had molested 4 of his sisters.

On May 21, 2015, a report by the magazine In Touch Weekly[29] stated that Jim Bob Duggar had told the Arkansas State Police that Josh Duggar molested five underage girls between 2002 and 2003 when he was 14 and 15 years old.[4][30][31][32][33] The magazine's source of information was a redacted police report obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.[29] Arkansas Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the original police report destroyed and the public record expunged on the same day the article was released.[34][35][36][37][38][39] The police report indicated that four of the five molestation victims were Duggar's siblings.[40] Jim Bob Duggar reported he had learned in March 2002 that Josh had touched the breasts and genital region of his sisters on multiple occasions while they were sleeping. Jim Bob and Michelle stated they were made aware of the incidents when he confessed and also stated that at the time, the girls were unaware the abuse had occurred.[41][42][43] Jim Bob said that Josh was disciplined at home.[41][42][43] In March 2003, Duggar's parents learned of additional incidents and victims, included the touching of a babysitter, reaching under the dress of a younger sister who was in his lap, and cornering a sister in the laundry room to reach under her clothing. The Duggars had also been told the abuse included a much younger sister, who, according to the Duggars, "didn't understand she had been improperly touched."[41][43][44] At this time, Duggar's father brought the issue to the elders of their church.[42][43]
Jim Bob Duggar informed police that he had enrolled Josh in a program consisting of counseling and physical labor after consulting with his church's leadership.[42][43] Michelle Duggar stated he was sent away from home for a period of three months to work for a family friend who was remodeling a building.[42][45] Later reports suggest that Josh Duggar may have been sent to a facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, owned by the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a Christian ministry and training program founded by Bill Gothard, a Duggar family friend.[42][45][46] It has not been established that the Institute in Basic Life Principles center in Little Rock was open for counseling during the time Josh Duggar was there or if the building was renovated during this time period and he was assisting with the renovation.[45][46]
When Josh Duggar returned home in July 2003, his father took him to meet James W. Hutchens, an Arkansas State Trooper and family acquaintance.[42][43] According to Josh and his parents, the meeting was the first time any law enforcement authority was made aware of the sexual abuse.[42][43] According to Jim Bob, Josh admitted to Hutchens that he'd committed molestation and apologized.[42][43] Speaking via a lawyer, Hutchens disputed part of the account, saying he was only told of a single act of incestuous molestation, and that he would have responded differently if he had known of additional instances and victims.[47][48][49] In an interview following this statement, Jim Bob Duggar claimed Hutchens was told the entire story.[41] Hutchens did not take any official action but reportedly gave Josh a "stern talk".[42][43][49] Arkansas law states that law enforcement officers, as mandated reporters, are required to alert the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline when learning of sexual abuse.[45] Hutchens was later arrested and convicted on unrelated charges of child pornography and is serving a 56-year prison sentence.[47][50][51]
His wife took him back after all that didn't she? It's one thing to stick with your spouse out of love but there's a line where "love" crosses in to "brainwashed" and I feel like she's gotta be dangerously close to that line, if not already past it... I know if I were to pull half the crap he has, my wife would not be my wife anymore and I'd be one appendage shorter...
 
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His wife took him back after all that didn't she? It's one thing to stick with your spouse out of love but there's a line where "love" crosses in to "brainwashed" and I feel like she's gotta be dangerously close to that line, if not already past it... I know if I were to pull half the crap he has, my wife would not be my wife anymore and I'd be one appendage shorter...
I'm also wondering what happened to him as a child, I mean young boys are of course curious of girls, but to take it to that extreme and especially your siblings too. I know a girl that was molested by her brother when they were younger and later on it came to light that the brother was also molested by a neighbor when he was young, so I am just wondering if something along those lines happened to him as well, but by no means am i condoning this.
 
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Part of me wants a more harsh punishment, pedophiles have no place in this world
The only issue I have with a blanket statement like this is how do you define a pedophile or a child?? My grandfather married my grandma very young, to the point he probably would have been charged with a crime now days. But I wouldn't be here otherwise. I believe Loretta Lynne was a similar situation. Morality issues like this have changed over time, and likely will again at some point.
 

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I'm also wondering what happened to him as a child, I mean young boys are of course curious of girls, but to take it to that extreme and especially your siblings too. I know a girl that was molested by her brother when they were younger and later on it came to light that the brother was also molested by a neighbor when he was young, so I am just wondering if something along those lines happened to him as well, but by no means am i condoning this.
I’m pretty sure his dad turned him in.
 

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3 months after he admitted he did it. His dad turned him in to his pastor first.
and his punishment by the family friend LEO his dad turned him in to ....was a "Stern Talk"

How is that teaching him a lesson or helping him understand how wrong what he did was?
I hate when people count on the church to be the police.

I guess when you have 30 kids, or whatever the hell Mrs. clown car for a vagina did, odds are at least one will bring shame to the family.
 

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I’m pretty sure his dad turned him in.
3 months after he admitted he did it. His dad turned him in to his pastor first.
and his punishment by the family friend LEO his dad turned him in to ....was a "Stern Talk"

How is that teaching him a lesson or helping him understand how wrong what he did was?
Do remember that at the time, he was still a child as well.

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3 months after he admitted he did it. His dad turned him in to his pastor first.
and his punishment by the family friend LEO his dad turned him in to ....was a "Stern Talk"

How is that teaching him a lesson or helping him understand how wrong what he did was?
I hate when people count on the church to be the police.

I guess when you have 30 kids, or whatever the hell Mrs. clown car for a vagina did, odds are at least one will bring shame to the family.
Wow, you don't like them, huh.

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Wow, you don't like them, huh.

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I actually don't have a problem with them. They are odd to me, but seem like nice people for the most part. My natural reaction is against anyone wanting to be on reality TV.

Pedophiles I'm not a big fan of.
 

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I for one am shocked I mean what more normal upbringing could he have had. How could anyone with religious zealots for parents who put their insane life of 19 kids on a reality show end up with issues.
 

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Wow, you don't like them, huh.

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I actually don't have a problem with them. They are odd to me, but seem like nice people for the most part. My natural reaction is against anyone wanting to be on reality TV.

Pedophiles I'm not a big fan of.
Well, the way you described the mother doesn't sound indifferent to me.

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Well, the way you described the mother doesn't sound indifferent to me.

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Mostly just trying to be funny.

I've read a little about them and their beliefs towards women are a little 19th century.