Preview: Michelle Duggar’s First Words on Josh’s ‘Really Bad Choices’
The document stated that Josh was 15 when he molested the 5 underage girls, which included a female friend of the family, and committed at least seven acts of sexual molestation.
An attorney “Extra" spoke to earlier about the legal implications, Rosemarie Arnold, who is not involved with the case, said the five underage girls’ names will most likely not be released to the public for the protection of minors, and the identities of victims of sexual abuse are not released.
The new report was from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and was obtained by In Touch using the Freedom of Information Act.
The Washington County Sheriff’s document indicated that the Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar waited at least 16 months before contacting authorities about the molestations.
The “19 Kids and Counting” parents will tell their side of the story in a exclusive interview with FOX news anchor Megyn Kelly, airing tonight, June 3, and will also be used as part of a one-hour special, "Kelly File," on Friday night, June 5.
The Duggars released this statement on Michelle’s blog: “Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.”
The Duggars have been under intense scrutiny following the allegations that their Josh molested five underage girls, and that they had knowledge of his actions but did not properly address the situation.
TLC has pulled the hit unscripted series, and many advertisers have abandoned the show since the initial police report surfaced.