It seems that Jim Bob Duggar lives by a double set of standards, or he knows how to cover things up. Radar Online, May 26, 2015, reported that Jim Bob denounced “rape and incest.” Unless his son commits the crime, then the rules change completely. When Jim Bob Duggar ran for U.S. Senate, he was asked a series of questions. One of the questions was, “What is your abortion position, and specifically, where do you stand on rape, incest, and threat to the mother’s health?” His answer concerning the rape and incest were, “Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.”
When Josh was in his early teens, he allegedly molested five young girls, and some of them were his sisters, in 2002 and 2003. Josh’s father, Jim Bob, told the church elders. He then sent Josh to a faith-based treatment center for three months. However, that turned out to be a lie, according to InTouch. Josh was sent to a friend’s house, who was in the home remodeling business. Jim Bob didn’t report the incident to the police until a year later when he told state trooper, and family friend, Joseph T. Hutchens. It seems that he somehow failed or forgot to file the report. Joseph T. Hutchens is now serving 56 years in prison for child pornography.
Apparently, when the police were alerted again about Josh molesting young girls, it was after the statute of limitations expired and no criminal action could take place. Police talked to the victims of the molestation in 2006. These court documents were obtained by InTouch through the Freedom of Information Act. They published the documents on their website with names deleted out. Over the weekend, the documents were destroyed through a court order. In the report, the victims told them the places where Josh touched them. One victim said that Josh touched the babysitter’s breast. Another told police that Josh “pulled up a dress.” He told the young girl there was a hole in it. After he discovered that she had pants on underneath, he “pulled them down” and proceeded to touch her “private” parts. A third victim claimed Josh touched her bottom and genitals. Josh touched the young girls by sneaking into their bedroom while they were sleeping. Other times, he did it while they were awake.
What do you think? Does he have one set of rules for him and his family, and another set for everyone else? Did choose the state trooper because he was a personal friend and Jim Bob knew he ask for those records to not be filed? Share your thoughts on this developing story.