Judge Orders Police Record of Josh Duggar Molestation Allegations Destroyed

24 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Arkansas Police Destroy Josh Duggar’s Offense Report.

It’s perhaps no surprise then that the Duggar clan, star of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, concealed for more than a decade that they, like many American families, had confronted the horror of child sex abuse. TLC is mulling options on how to proceed with their hit reality series in the wake of the Duggar family’s ongoing scandal, including dropping eldest son Josh Duggar from the show, according to TMZ.Investigation records tied to Josh Duggar’s alleged sexual molestation of five girls have been destroyed by Arkansas police, a spokesperson told The Associated Press Friday. “The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Lewis said. The news, some survivors say, is an opportunity to talk candidly about a surprisingly common traumatic experience and why it is essential to report this unthinkable crime, so that victims and their families can seek justice and treatment.

The network pulled all airings of the show off its schedule in response to the outcry over the 27-year-old’s admission that he molested five young girls, including possibly his sisters, when he was a teenager in 2002 and 2003. On Thursday, In Touch Weekly magazine published a 2006 police report indicating that Josh Duggar, 27, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, had molested several young girls beginning in 2002. As for the option of canceling “19 Kids and Counting,” TLC is said to be divided between concerns over losing major advertisers, since General Mills has already dropped the show, and continued support for the series from its “loyal, evangelical” fanbase. “Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ currently from the air,” network officials told the Daily News. “We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.” Prior to the network’s statement, Mama June Shannon told TMZ she was considering suing TLC for axing her family’s show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” but not pulling the plug on the Duggars’ series. The Duggars are deeply embedded in Arkansas state politics, and several Arkansas Republicans, including former Governor Mike Huckabee, have defended the family. “Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst,” Huckabee wrote in a Facebook post published on Friday. “There was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past,” Huckabee wrote. “Ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims.” It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving.

We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.’ ‘Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. The email warned producers against featuring the family on the program; Harpo Studios’ staff members followed the tip with a faxed a copy of the email to Arkansas State Police.

When LaHair later told his mother about the abuse, she contacted the authorities and his half-sibling was ordered to a juvenile hall facility to receive mental health treatment. “Mistake is a very easy word,” he said. “Of course it’s a mistake. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation.” “We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing,” Duggar continued, “and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. We like to downplay these words a lot because if we call it what it truly is … [people] don’t want to look at that, they don’t want to read about that, because they don’t want to think it could happen to their children. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.’ ‘I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. The nature of that treatment is unclear, but the family’s statements say he attended “counseling.” The Duggars do not mention the victims in their statement, and their identities are redacted in the police report.

I was able to say, “Yes” knowing who Josh really is – someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Disclosing the molestation, LaHair said, was perhaps the most difficult decision he’s ever had to make, but it also became an “open door to absolute freedom.” It’s common for survivors to keep abuse secret. She hadn’t intended to report him, but confessed her experience to a mental health professional in a moment of frustration. “When it’s a family member, and it’s a trusted figure in your life, there’s a sense of loyalty to that person,” she said. “You think about, ‘Will my family survive this? Will this follow me around for the rest of my life?'” “There’s no way for any of us to say he’s not a family figure, that he doesn’t have redeeming qualities,” she said. “However, these acts were horrible, and it goes to show that these issues can happen anywhere, in any home.

If it weren’t for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. -Sons of Guns: Gunsmith and former Marine Will Hayden was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl in 2014, forcing TLC to quickly cancel the reality show.

That girl was revealed to be his own daughter, and shortly after his other daughter came forward she too had been raped by Hayden when she was 12-years-old. -Cake Boss: Remigio Gonzalez, who was married to the sister of the show’s title character Buddy Valastro, received nine years in prison in 2012 after he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

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