Josh Duggar arrested in Arkansas

Josh Duggar has been arrested. The former TLC star was arrested in Washington County, Arkansas, on Thursday, ET confirms.

According to TMZ, Duggar is currently being held in a detention center without bail. The outlet reports that in 2019, Homeland Security agents raided the Arkansas car dealership where Duggar works in connection with a federal investigation. It is unclear if the reported raid is related to Duggar’s arrest.

Duggar’s arrest comes just a week after he and his wife, Anna, announced that they were expecting their seventh child together. The couple, who have been married since 2008, are already the parents of six children: Mackynzie Renée, Michael James, Marcus Anthony, Meredith Grace, Mason Garrett and Maryella hope.

Duggar was previously investigated by Springdale, Arkansas police regarding allegations that when he was 14 years old, he inappropriately touched five girls who were minors. According to multiple reports, no charges were brought against him because the statute of limitations, then three years, had expired at the time of the 2006 investigation.

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am very sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” he said in a statement at the time. “I confessed to my parents, who took various steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”


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