Josh Duggar confessed to his father on three different occasions that he molested his then 5-year-old sister, according to a newly-released police report.
The incidents actually could have landed his parents in jail for allegedly covering up the crimes, but the statute of limitations ran out.
After the first confession, it still took Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar 16 months to notify authorities of the incident, a new police report said, adding that he committed at least seven acts of molestation against his sister.
Finally, after the third confession, Josh's parents enrolled him in a treatment program, but they still did not notify authorities until at least 4 months after the last confession.
"[Jim Bob] said that in March of 2002 [redacted, Josh] who had just turned 14, came to him very upset and crying," the police report reads. "[Jim Bob] said that [redacted, Josh] had told him that he had been sneaking into [redacted, his sisters'] room at night and had been touching [redacted, his sisters] on the breasts and vaginal areas while they were sleeping."
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Jim and Michelle Duggar could have been prosecuted for permitting abuse of a minor, but the statute of limitations has long since passed. Josh, too, can't be prosecuted for the same reason. Additionally, according to a new report from In Touch, the outlet who initially broke the story, Josh also allegedly molested a family friend.
Even with the new reports that Jim and Michelle Duggar may have covered up the crime, TLC still hasn't announced the fate of "19 Kids and Counting." Perhaps the network is waiting for the family's Fox New interview to make a decision.