New allegations based on a police report show that Josh Duggar allegedly admitted to sexually molesting at least one girl, and was investigated for molesting five, according to In Touch magazine.
In TouchÂ magazineÂ earlier this week broke the news that “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, who today is also the executive director for Family Research Council Action, had been turned in to the police by his father, at the age of 17, over a sexual molestation incident.
But now In Touch reports that they have received a police report via a Freedom of Information Act request, and the details are far more reaching.
It’s important to note that this report involves several victims and their privacy and personal lives must be respected, and that these allegations come via In Touch magazine. It also involves the actions of a person who at the time was a minor. The New Civil rights Movement has not independently verified the information from In Touch.Â
“Josh Duggar was investigated for multiple sex offenses â€” including forcible fondling â€” against five minors,” In Touch reports today. “Some of the alleged offenses investigated were felonies. Jim Bob andÂ Michelle DuggarÂ were interview [sic] by the Springdale Police department on Dec. 12, 2006.”
The report says that James told police he was alerted in March, 2002 by a female minor that Josh â€” who turned 14-years-old that month â€” had been touching her breasts and genitals while she slept. This allegedly happened on multiple occasions. In 2006, Jim Bob told police that in July, 2002 Josh admitted to fondling a minorâ€™s breasts while she slept. â€œJames said that they disciplined (redacted, Josh) after this incident.â€ The family did not alert authorities.
In Touch adds that Jim Bob Duggar, Josh’ father, and church elders, “decided to send Josh to a ‘program [that] consisted of hard physical work and counseling.'”
He said the program was a â€œChristian program.â€ Michelle Duggar later admitted to police that Josh did not receive counseling and instead had been sent during that time to a family friend who was in the home remodeling business.
“The Duggars told police that Josh ‘apologized’ to the female minors and that they had ‘forgiven’ him,” In Touch notes.
The alleged victims all described a consistent scenario of Josh touching their breasts and genitals and later apologizing. They said Jim Bob was aware of the situation and did not go to authorities for more than a year.
“During the 2006 investigation, multiple victims testified to police that Josh Duggar had sexually molested them,” Raw Story notes. “The report said some of the underage victims lived with Jim Bob and Michelle, indicating they were his siblings.”
The police report, which is 33 pages long, can be seen at In Touch.
TMZ reports the police “are about to destroy all theÂ names and details surrounding ’19 Kids and Counting’Â starÂ Josh Duggar’s molestationÂ case … after one of his alleged victims asked a judge to protect her identity.”
Neither TLC, the company that produces “19 Kids and Counting,” nor the Family Research Council, nor Duggar himself have made any public comments on these allegations.
UPDATEÂ â€“ 6:42 PM EDT:
Breaking: ‘I Acted Inexcusably’ â€“ Josh Duggar Apologizes, Resigns From Family Research CouncilÂ
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‘Could Have Killed One of Our Colleagues’: Former Trump Official Rips Him for Hiding Positive COVID Test
Former Trump White House official Alyssa Farah on Wednesday shredded her one-time boss for concealing his positive test for the novel coronavirus last fall.
Appearing on CNN, Farah told Jake Tapper that she was stunned to learn from former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows that Trump had tested positive for the virus days ahead of his first debate with President Joe Biden and decided against informing his staff members.
“Very few things shock me and this revelation shocked me,” she said.
Farah went on to explain that she had not been informed of Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, and accused the former president of recklessly endangering his own staff members.
“This demonstrates a flagrant lack of regard for public health and for the well-being of others,” she said. “At this time in the White House, I had staffers who were pregnant. I had one who is a multi-time cancer survivor. Plenty of people in the West Wing over 65. We could have killed one of our colleagues and instead they decided to not tell anyone, putting every one of us at risk.”
Watch the video below.
Mark Meadows Retweets Trump’s Denial He Tested Positive for COVID Before Debate – a Fact That Appears in Meadows’ Book
Less than 24 hours after former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appeared to agree to cooperate with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, news broke that The Guardian had obtained a copy of his new book, and from it the revelation that three days before appearing on stage with Joe Biden at the Sept. 26 presidential debate the then-president, Donald Trump, had tested positive for coronavirus.
Never mind that a second test showed a negative result – one Harvard epidemiologist says that merely meant Trump was not yet infectious but he was, by the debate, “blazing positive” but decided to go on a potentially infect countless others. That act, the noted disease specialist and professors says, “was a massive, dangerous and likely intentional decision.”
Trump, as usual, especially in recent days, issued a quick statement via his spokesperson, this time denying the revelation in Meadows’ book, a revelation The Washington Post Wednesday afternoon reported it had confirmed with two other former Trump aides.
What is stunning is that, as Politico National Political Correspondent Meridith McGraw notes, Meadows himself retweeted Trump’s statement of denial:
Mark Meadows retweeted Trump’s denial pic.twitter.com/hUxZRL2OTP
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) December 1, 2021
The Washington Post also notes that at least six people close to Trump tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the debate, including Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Stephen Miller, and Kayleigh McEnany.
“Trump on Wednesday was furious that Meadows revealed the anecdote in his forthcoming book and that it was published via the liberal-leaning Guardian website, according to a person familiar with the former president’s reaction, who requested anonymity to reveal a private conversation,” the Post adds. “Meadows through an emissary has offered to put out a statement ‘clarifying things,’ but that offer was rejected, the person said.”
Which is likely why he decided to retweet Trump’s statement.
Writer and political activist Don Winslow has another take on the day’s events:
Notice how Donald Trump’s three line statement today denying the Covid-test story does NOT mention Mark Meadows even though the claim ORIGINATES in Meadows upcoming book.
In EVERY other case Trump attacks the person by name + denigrates them.
Trump and Meadows are in lock step.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) December 1, 2021
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Abrams went on to become a highly-effective voting rights advocate and activist, and many credit her with helping elect Joe Biden president by helping him win the state by registering an estimated 800,000 more voters.
I’m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol
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