He was not charged as a result of the statute of limitations had expired, according to the In Touch report.
After the report surfaced, Mr. Duggar wrote in a put up on Facebook that the allegations have been true. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Mr. Duggar mentioned.
But in 2015, TLC took “19 Kids and Counting” off the air, and manufacturers eliminated their advertisements from the present, after the report, ending the run of one of the community’s top-performing packages, which drew thousands and thousands of viewers each episode.
But the prolonged household remained within the public eye, after TLC produced the collection “Counting On,” following the lives of some of the grownup Duggar youngsters as they raised households of their very own.
In an interview in 2015, Mr. Duggar’s dad and mom, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, said 4 of the 5 women their son molested have been his sisters. “Looking back, we did the best we could under the circumstances,” the elder Mr. Duggar mentioned within the interview with Megyn Kelly, then the anchor of “The Kelly File” on Fox News.
“He was still a kid. He was still a juvenile. He wasn’t an adult,” he added. “This was not rape or anything like that. This was touching someone over their clothes.”
They mentioned they despatched their son to counseling and had him speak to the police.
In an statement on Friday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar mentioned that “the accusations brought against Joshua today are very serious.”
“It is our prayer that the truth, no matter what it is, will come to light, and that this will all be resolved in a timely manner,” they added.