Josh Duggar Reportedly Sued Agency Over Abuse Probe

© AP Josh Duggar. Danny Johnston/AP
© AP Josh Duggar. Danny Johnston/AP

A new revelation has been made in the the Duggar family’s molestation scandal.

Josh Duggar sued the Arkansas Department of Human Services several months after the police closed their 2006 investigation because the statute of limitations had run out, In Touch Weekly reports.

The publication reports that after the Springdale, Ark., police department ended its probe into allegations that 14-year-old Duggar had molested five girls (including possibly his sisters) in 2002, police referred the issue to the Families in Need of Services agency, which looks into cases involving minors.

The Department of Human Services was also brought into case, the publication reports. Nine months after the two agencies looked into the matter, Duggar sued the Department of Human Services, with the trial taking place August 6, 2007.

Records related to the investigation and the the trial are sealed, according to In Touch. But a source familiar with the investigation said “it was likely that Josh appealed the DHS decision or finding from their investigation.”

“(DHS also) had the authority to apply restrictions or stipulations about him being at home with the victims,” the source added.

“Josh would be considered an in-home offender, giving DHS the authority to do an investigation. As part of your appeal rights you can request a DHS hearing to challenge what they found and their ruling.”

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SOURCE: New York Daily News
Kirthana Ramisetti

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