There’s Always a Judas in Every Good Family, in Every Good Church, and in Every Good Ministry: ‘Sex Pest’ Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids And Counting’ Fame Is Arrested and Placed in Federal Hold With No Bond

Josh Duggar of the hit reality TV show 19 Kids And Counting has been arrested in connection to a 2019 raid on his car dealership, five years after he was accused of sexually assaulting five young girls as a teen.

Duggar, 33, is said to have turned himself in without incident to US Marshals in Arkansas Thursday on federal charges. He was placed in federal hold at Washington County Jail with no bond.

A source told The Sun his detention is related to a Homeland Security raid on his now-closed car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas, back in November 2019.

No charges were brought against the reality star at the time.

This marks Duggar’s latest brush with the law after his father Jim Bob reported him to police in 2006 for allegedly molesting five young girls over multiple occasions back when he was 14 and 15.

The 33-year-old was also sued by a porn star in 2015 for allegedly assaulting her during sex but the lawsuit was later dropped.

He is also currently in the midst of a separate legal battle after a civil lawsuit was filed against him for real estate fraud.

His arrest Thursday comes just days after he and his wife Anna announced they were expecting their seventh child.

There is no bond listed for the Arkansas native and is charges are unclear but they are on a federal rather than local level.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office would not disclose any further details to only saying that he is in the ‘hold for another department.’

Duggar’s family are said to be ‘extremely concerned’ about his arrest but not surprised, having ‘known that this has been coming for weeks’.

‘The family has known that this has been coming for weeks, and Josh has been preparing himself,’ the source told The Sun of Jim Bob, his wife Michelle, and their 19 children.

‘They are praying together for Josh and Anna, who is standing by her husband as she always has.

‘Family members are extremely concerned by what is happening and they just want to find out the truth.’

The source added that the family will be speaking out about the matter ‘shortly’ and said they ‘hope this in many ways will bring them closer together and even closer to God.’

Duggar is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville ahead of his first court appearance at 11 am Friday in the US District Court Western District of Arkansas.

Authorities have not confirmed the nature of the charges but they are said to be connected to the raid on his car dealership.

On November 20 2019, federal agents went to Wholesale Motorcars in Springdale, Arkansas, as part of what was described as an ‘ongoing federal investigation’.

The same week, the Duggar home was also reportedly raided but the family denied this.

Homeland Security Investigations Spokesperson Bryan Cox said at the time he could not reveal the status of the investigation.

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Source: Daily Mail