Although the statute of limitations has long passed in regards to prosecuting Josh Duggar criminally for molesting several girls a dozen years ago, he could still be headed to court.
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If a suit is in fact filed, Josh's parents could be forced to give depositions about what they knew. It's been reported that the parents actually covered up Josh's molestations for 16 months even though they knew of the crimes.
The magazine said Josh's parents will have to answer every question as they will not be able to invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination because the criminal statute of limitations has expired. The statute of limitations has no bearing on civil suits in this matter, according to Arkansas law.
The Duggars would be expected to face questions about how long it took them to get Josh and his victims counseling, and what type of safeguards they put in place in 2002 after first being alerted to Josh molesting several girls, including his sisters.
"All the church elders who knew about this will have to be named," a source tells the magazine, who first broke the story of Josh's indiscretions in May.
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TLC has yet to decide the fate of the Duggar family's reality show, although this new report certainly won't help the family's case in trying to keep the show on the air.
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