We believe this is the best decision for Josh and his family at this time. Another police report obtained by In Touch Magazine reported in a June 3, 2015, article that as a 15-year-old, Duggar confessed on three separate occasions to his father about the molestation and that it involved a much younger sister and seven incidents.The article also notes that the Duggars waited at least sixteen months before reporting the abuse to authorities.
The Duggars had also been told the abuse included a much younger sister, who, according to the Duggars, "didn't understand she had been improperly touched".
Later reports suggest that Duggar may have been sent to a facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, owned by the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a Christian ministry and training program founded by Bill Gothard, a Duggar family friend.
Starting in 2005, he appeared on earlier shows about his family on Discovery Health, when Duggar was 17 years old.
The wedding of Duggar and Anna Keller was featured in a show episode titled A Very Duggar Wedding airing on January 25, 2009.
However, Springdale city attorney Ernest Cate defended the release of the records.
Cate said that while Duggar was a minor at the time of the alleged incidents, he was 18 in December 2006, when the police report was filed.
Duggar was the executive director of FRC Action, a lobbying PAC sponsored by the Family Research Council, from June 2013 to May 2015, when news broke that he had molested multiple under-age girls when he was aged 14–15.
Duggar appeared on TLC as part of the reality program, 19 Kids and Counting.
Duggar's parents stated they were made aware of the incidents when Duggar confessed, and at the time, the girls were unaware the abuse had occurred.
In March 2003, Duggar's parents learned of additional incidents and victims with Duggar confessing he had touched their breasts and genital region while they slept and in a few cases while awake.
According to Trace Gallagher of Fox News, the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act states that the records of a juvenile "shall remain confidential" and "shall not be subject to disclosure under the FOI".