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Silence led to no case for Duggar

By Chad Day , Doug Thompson

This article was published May 23, 2015 at 3:54 a.m.


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An Arkansas State Police corporal who gave Josh Duggar "a very stern talk" in 2003 about the teen's improper sexual conduct started the clock on the time limit for filing any charges, according to police records and Arkansas law.


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23cal says... May 23, 2015 at 6:33 a.m.

So instead of sending Josh to an ACTUAL treatment program, Jim Bob sent him to Little Rock for four months to help a family friend with some remodeling. Sounds like they are trying to fast shuffle off non-professional "counseling" and carpentry as treatment. Hell's bells, my dog is as qualified a professional "counselor" as those people. The "counseling" Josh was sent to was a summer job helping to remodel a building. Neither victimizer nor victims got professional "counseling".
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Wasn't it Mommy Duggar who just campaigned against an equality law for gays and transgenders in Fayetteville because she claimed they were a danger to molest children? I'm almost certain that is the case. At least, this is a quote from her robocall on the issue: " I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space. We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child." Tell me again how these self-righteous scum aren't hypocrites.
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At the same time that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar were covering up the fact that their eldest son Josh was molesting young girls — including his sisters — the mother of 19 was receiving the 'Young Mother of the Year' Award in Arkansas in 2004.
No hypocrisy here to see. Move along.
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About reporting Josh to the state cop pornographer? Jim Bob Duggar was a state representative and vice chair of the House Corrections and Criminal Law Committee. He knew exactly what he was doing and who he could get to let this slide.
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What Jim Bob did do was a cover-up. What they didn't do was to get professional help for either the victims or the victimizer.
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Jim Bob and Michelle's official message has four references to God and not a single reference to the victims.
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Oh, well. They are prominent members of the special privilege cult so the Republican leadership such as Huckabee circle the wagons for them and their ilk, such as Justin Harris. Just like nothing happened to him for giving away a child to be raped, nothing will happen to Josh for his felonies nor his father for aiding and abetting via a cover-up. By the way, was there ever an investigation by anyone other than the Arkansas Times----you know, like the State Police---into Justin Harris?

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Grannycares says... May 23, 2015 at 7:17 a.m.

The law needs to be changed. There should not be a statute of limitations of three years for sexual assault. Even with counseling, victims lives are changed forever and they must live with the memories of the sordid acts perpetrated upon them.

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cliffcarson says... May 23, 2015 at 7:33 a.m.

23cal

Rejoice in the fact that the Republicans take care of their own; You and I call it cover-up, they call it "forgiving".

However they don't waste any of that "forgiving" on Non-Republicans.

Notice that Hobby Lobby - a business that abuses Religious freedom to deny employees perfectly legal insurance coverage - are by association a part of the cover-up. Did you happen to note that Hobby Lobby is a bastion of "Good Ole Boy" Republicanism?

A reminder to everyone: There is a powerful Political Party running amuk in this land denying your right to anything they deem against their religious beliefs but their religious beliefs seem to allow their own to excuse criminal behavior whenever it is one of their clan committing that behavior. That party is Republican.

The simple and most permanent way to stop these hypocrites is to vote against any who would wear this label. These are the people who claim deep religious conviction and yet at the same time trash the poor as lazy no good bums. Jesus taught compassion for the poor. The Republican compassion for the poor does not exist. They don sheep's clothing to hide their Wolves actions.

Their 180 Radio station network known as Americas Family Radio screeches disdain for any Non-Republican people as the modern day Anti-Christ. They must have never gotten around to reading about what Jesus taught.

And these people want you to choose them as your leaders.

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WGT says... May 23, 2015 at 7:33 a.m.

Yikes. This is..., man! So many levels of, wrong. Sex, religion, politics, cover ups, money. Preachers, sanctity, sin, confession, absolution, a job with a bogus organization labeled a hate group. The angst and humiliation of the victims. And this is just coming out to the public eye, meaning, this is the tip of the iceberg. Pitiful and pathetic at every turn of events. How do good, decent, moral people take this situation and properly handle this trianwreck of human ignorance, abuse, hubris ridden, facetious behavior and bring good out of the crime? This is a wake up call to understand the damage caused by hiding behind a veil of religion. Everyone makes mistakes. This is an example of how detrimental cloaking oneself in the delusion of gods can be to themselves and society.

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libertas2u says... May 23, 2015 at 8:28 a.m.

Chad, this is news only because the Duggard's are public figures and the public will enjoy watching the media attack them. There are dozens of cases in every county in this state where sexual abuse has been exposed in the family courts but are routinely swept under the rug to "keep it in the family. " Your own paper has refused to investigate blatant cases, why?

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GCW says... May 23, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.

Keeping the innocent victim's identity away from the politico-media grip should be the priority.

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drandle11106290720 says... May 23, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.

Every water finds its level.

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wolfman says... May 23, 2015 at 12:33 p.m.

And millions thought they were this nice normal family. there's nothing normal about this bunch. everyone involved in the cover up of this criminal act needs to be locked up. One can only wonder if he is molesting his own kids.

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Felina says... May 23, 2015 at 1:46 p.m.

14 years old is way too old to be playing doctor. This is what happens when you have children parenting children because the actual parents are too busy making more children, I guess.

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FreeSpiritMan says... May 23, 2015 at 3:22 p.m.

Wait, the article says one of the girls is still a minor maybe 17 ish, Josh is 27, ten years older subtract 12 years makes him 15 and this girl 5. Maybe if his parents had let him be with girls his own age and GOD forbid have a pre marital kiss, or maybe hold hands or dance with a girl he would have acted more normal. These people of "Quiverfull" , just Google it to see how they really believe and Mike Huckabee knows that and still supports them. There idea is to tilt the population of the US, so there kind will be elected to congress and even the potus, by have 20 to 30 children per family. Now that they will have to go to work to support their clan they may stop quivering.

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