More details have emerged about the alleged child molestation that occurred in the Duggar household back in 2002 and 2003.
A new police report, posted by In Touch magazine, reveals that “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar—who has since issued statements regarding his troubled past—was 14 or 15 years old when he last inappropriately touched one of his younger sister, who was 5 years old at the time.
When news of Josh Duggar’s past broke at the end of May, the reality star admitted he “acted inexcusably” as a teenager. His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, referred to the sexual assault as a “dark and difficult time” that brought them closer to God. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are set to speak with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly in an exclusive interview, airing at 9 p.m.
The new police report reveals that Josh Duggar, now 27, began assaulting his sisters in 2002, and that the behavior occurred multiple times, including an incident in March 2003.
According to the report, which redacts Josh’s name, “[redacted] 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 report goes on to say that sister then told her father, Jim Bob, what had happened, and shortly after that Josh was sent to a program to do manual labor.
TLC said they have “pulled all episodes of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ currently from the air,” though the network has yet to outright cancel the series.
An e-mail to Duggar's rep was not immediately returned.