He was FOURTEEN and he was touching girls.
It was discovered, and stopped, and he apologized to the girls, they and their families accepted, and he was FOURTEEN.
I am just at a loss, here.
I am sure, if it was my daughter, I’d make sure she never saw him again – but I don’t think it deserves all this attention this many years (and no other issues) later.
Thing is... as a minor, those records were sealed ...In some states after they are 21 with no other incidents for so long records of minors just get wiped out... I'm wondering who and how any real records would have become public to begin with? There would have been no reason for a court order to expose them now... so I can't help but wonder who is facing charges for this illegal exposure?
He was 14, there were (at least) 5 young victims, 4 of the 5 confirmed victims are his younger sisters. At least one of the assaults was perpetrated after his parents were made aware of prior incidents of molestation.
His parents were made aware, his Dad notified his church. No one contacted authorities to report the molestations. Josh was sent away to a family friend who needed help with remodeling a property as his "treatment"/"punishment". When he returned a couple months later, his Dad and some church elders took him to a "close family friend" who was an State Trooper, Jim Hutchens. Hutchens did not take any official action either and just gave Josh a “very stern talking to" (Hutchens is now serving 56-years in prison for child pornography).
The Duggars have confirmed every bit of this (and it is documented in a later police report), yet they and you are dismissing it as "teenage mistakes" and passing it off as minor transgressions.
Absolutely horrific...not to mention ironic given Michelle Duggar's ignorant and bigoted election season robo-call claiming transgendered children and adults inherently pose a risk of molesting "your kids" if they have the right to use the bathroom that matches their expressed gender. Sane and not horrible people already knew that was wrong, but it turns out "your kids" (and Michelle's kids) are at highest risk of molestation at the hands of her son, Josh. Maybe she should have been doing robo calls warning her community about him instead.
I'm sure the partents of these girls reached some financial aggreement with the church elders and dirty pedophile sheriff after some good ole' fashion intimidation. If this were your daughter I'm sure you and any other father would have not settled for a simple apology without there being money changing hands and intimidation practiced.
Yes, CAmom, he was FOURTEEN when he sexually molested 4 of his younger sisters, as well as other young girls. It was discovered, he apologized, and then he was caught doing it again.
He was FOURTEEN when he sexually molested his younger sisters, and his family and church decided to cover it up rather than handle it properly.
Then you are part of the problem
There were his SISTERS!!
 May 21, 2015 at 9:00pm
You heard wrong. The “actual police report” is available online and there is no mention of the sisters. The names of the victims aren’t mentioned at all.
Next time maybe check stories before you repeat them and look like an @ss. Or should I say democrat.
Page 11 (of 33) notes the minor “victims [plural, followed by four names] lived with their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar…”. That line was not redacted.
@Monk, the 5/19/2015 date you see is related to the FOIA request that prompted the release of the report. The police report is from 2006 and molestations noted occurred in 2002 and 2003, and the FOIA request was in 2015.
FOIA requests can not unseal juvenile records. I still say it's a fake based on information from his confessions, ancestry.com research, school and public records.
I need more proof than that. Just saying. I've seen to many fake documents in my time. I'm dealing with one now.
Uh...you know he's already confessed right?
No, but they were minor females who lived in the same house with him and his parents. Sort of points a finger, don't you think?
 May 20, 2015 at 5:54pm
We don’t know how dumb the guy in office is, since he HID all his school records – but GWB did actually attend and graduate Yale, where people remember him, unlike the current White House occupant. (not to mention people who have actually met GWB – unless they’re rabid partisans – will tell you he’s very intelligent and warm). And the world (and America!) was in a LOT better shape when GWB was President than it is now.
 May 20, 2015 at 5:49pm
It’s not going to matter to the left. I have seen conversations between liberals (and I even saved one of them!) where they’re talking about the fact that hillary lied, that she destroyed the emails to hide her info – ALL the things we talk about, and FOOLISHLY assume is going to be a deal killer – and the truth is, THEY DON’T CARE. They’re going to vote for her any way.
 May 18, 2015 at 5:20pm
He has always said he’s not good with dates. It’s true that many of the things he has warned of have come to pass – just in small increments. I was watching an old show I liked when my kids were small – Ally McBeal – and one episode in particular I’ve always liked – and remembered – because it was when I first heard Josh Groban sing. He played a teenager whose mother passed away and I always related to the song. Anyway- I watched that episode again about a week ago, and almost broke down in tears at what our country had changed FROM – and it’s only been 15 years. (Season 5, episode 7 if you’re interested) But in the past 6 years the drip has turned into a steady stream, in nearly every aspect of society.
It’s not so much prepare for the hordes to descend upon your doorstep, it’s change the way you look at the world around you, and prepare yourself so that if something happens, you’re ready. That’s smart no matter what shape the country – or the world – is in.
He used to say that all the time and I used to believe him. But that is like saying the super volcano below yellow stone national park it going to blow. Yes, it is going to blow, but it could be 1 year or 100 years from now.
And of course, Beck is profiteering from all this when he hocks all the survival products.
I have listened to the BS so long, he has become the boy to cried Wolf to me.
 May 10, 2015 at 1:13pm
You can believe what you want to believe, this is America after all, and still a free country. But what is childish and silly is mocking other people. The founders of this nation referred quite frequently to God as the basis for our country’s laws.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
I am mocking people like this author
and Matt Walsh, and the late Matt Barber
who treat this site like a church.
I expect such slants on a say, a Jewish site,
or a black site, but until the word christian, or an actual cross
appears in the logo these articles are inappropriate.
what an absolutely ridiculous post.
How about a chorus of the Star Spangled Banner?
 May 8, 2015 at 8:10pm
Wow. Kinda sad that people today don’t know about a conflict that was still going on through the 1990s.
The Irish Flag
Colors and meanings as we learned in school –
GREEN stands for 1) the Gaelic and 2) the Anglo-Norman peoples of Ireland.
ORANGE stands for Protestants of Ireland that were also supporters of William of Orange.
WHITE Stands for “union” and “truce.” However, war waged in Ireland in the 20th century between the two factions, bloody and with many deaths. War lasted for 26 years, governments and religious denominations fighting among themselves until 1994. Before that, in the 1700 – 1800s, England and Ireland fought and Irish persons were hanged for wearing green.
April 29, 2015 at 12:45pm
Grammar, not spelled with an ‘e’. Also – writers – plural – doesn’t require a hyphen.
 April 29, 2015 at 12:07pm
So let me get this straight. Teachers who have sexually abused children – MULTIPLE children – teachers who have hit children, threatened them, abused their power, who have fallen asleep in class, leaving children to “whatever” – THOSE teachers are paid for life and given a “rubber room”. But THIS teacher making a statement about our president gets canned? Wow. The teacher who compared President Bush to hitler wasn’t fired. Huh. Double standard? Say it isn’t so……
oh, because that worked so well when they supported Michelle Bachmann in 2012…….
They don’t ANOINT anyone. Unlike the dems, Conservatives aren’t in lock-step. And frankly, the only one to introduce fascism to America is your boy 0bama.
 April 16, 2015 at 4:55pm
Lady Antebellum are entertainers. This is a story about an event which happened to them, in their tour bus. It’s definitely got a faith ANGLE, but it is most assuredly not misplaced. But thanks for the dig at religion – it always adds to a conversation when you can be both condescending and insulting.
 April 7, 2015 at 11:20am
Crappy? Like, complaining about being eliminated from a DANCE competition when this guy lost an arm and a leg? THAT kind of crappy? Sort of like focusing on the petty instead of the bigger lesson, the incredible strength and dedication to even BE there?
Or MAYBE they look at themselves in the mirror and say “Maybe I should focus on what I DO have – what my blessings are, and maybe I should dedicate myself to being better – a better dancer, a better friend/father/mother/son/daughter – and less on what I DON’T.”
 April 6, 2015 at 11:46am
lena dunham lies about rape (with the added detail that the fake rapist was a Republican), is still employed. rolling stones writer writes a completely fabricated story about rape, is still employed. Duke Lacrosse team is falsely accused of rape, THEIR lives are turned upside down, and even though DNA exonerated them, the prosecutor STILL wrote a book implying they only got out of being charged because they had “white privilege”. And the most famous of the hideous fake-rapes, tawana brawley. And al sharpton has an inside track at the White House.
Seriously? What is WRONG with us?
April 5, 2015 at 5:08pm
So make up your mind. Do words have meaning, or don’t they? If certain words are insulting and derogatory, and you agree with the premise, then it’s perfectly ok to ban them. However, if you DON’T agree with the person or ideal – why, then it’s much ado about nothing. I’m not saying you, specifically, since I haven’t read all of your posts – more the universal “you”.
 April 3, 2015 at 3:01pm
Yes, he’s ashamed. It’s why he’s working against affirmative action now. It worked for elizabeth warren, and she’s not ashamed – it worked for 0bama to get into school as a foreign student. How about we just let people in on merit? What a concept.
 April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm
The two “Conservatives” that gave $20 and $250 to the family that just wanted to be able to honor their beliefs? Are you talking about THOSE “fools”? Because I thought they were kind of amazing. I’m so sorry you view the world in such a negative way. Hope you get better, bless your heart.
 March 28, 2015 at 2:13pm
Oh c’mon, now – that could have meant ANYTHING. He could have been referring to a new idea he had to revolutionize flight seats or a way to reorganize the cockpit, or safety regulations he’d been working on. 20/20 hindsight is always fabulous – but who the heck hears that and immediately thinks – “Oh, he’s going to fly a plan into a mountain!”
 March 28, 2015 at 11:58am
The ADL got an inquiry from The Blaze – and it involved a darling of the left – so, of COURSE they reacted with a “nothing wrong here, move along” statement.
I personally think OTHER people started noticing and sending in reactions that they realized it looked bad if they just left an obvious and offensive stereotype out there. Hence the second statement.
My 2 year old Granddaughter talks to me merrily on the phone. Calls me PaPa and chatters on (I don't have her language) for hours if we let her. But the 2 or three times a year I see her she cries. That's kids, don't take it to heart lady. Have a kid and find out.
 March 27, 2015 at 4:53pm
Riiiiiiight. So, THAT’S why he was asking how to get to the Taliban. So he could figure out where NOT to go…..and THAT’S why he shipped his computer home and asked his CO what would happen if his military issued stuff came up missing – and why he walked out in the middle of the night. Yep. SURE. All those letters about how he hated what he was doing and the military and America? That was all just COVER. Or he was writing a screenplay. Or perhaps just a joke! Yep, THAT’S it.