Josh Duggar arrested again for having indecent images of children. AIBU in wondering how the hell a man with his history was allowed to remain in the home with his babies?

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MobyDicksTinyCanoe Fri 30-Apr-21 21:01:06

For anyone who doesn't know who he is Google is up there ^

I don't even watch the programme but I've been following his case (( well cases)) and I'm astounded by the fact that a man's right to have access to his children seems to come above a child's right to be kept safe from harm. Is this the norm in the states whereby someone with a history like his can remain in the home? 🤔

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VettiyaIruken Fri 30-Apr-21 21:03:00

It's pretty standard here too tbh. What parents can do before their children can be protected from them is a disgrace.

VimFuego101 Fri 30-Apr-21 21:04:29

YANBU - no idea how he wasn't on the radar of social services when his children were born and a protection plan of some kind put in place, given his history with abusing his sisters.

VettiyaIruken Fri 30-Apr-21 21:05:56

To be fair, I should say seems to be standard. That's from reading stories from women absolutely desperate to protect their children but having courts force contact

PicsInRed Fri 30-Apr-21 21:06:59

No, that's pretty standard. If the father isn't abusing those particular children in the household, he still has access.

If his wife divorced him, he would almost certainly have unsupervised overnights. Talk about Sophie's choice.

Family courts are horrifying both sides of the Atlantic and, in this respect, our culture is pretty fucked up IMO.

FeatheredHope Fri 30-Apr-21 21:08:23

Holy shit. I’ve just looked this guy up. How is he not already in jail and allowed nowhere near women and kids.

Hankunamatata Fri 30-Apr-21 21:08:34

According to this he is being jail waiting bond hearing

U.S Chief Magistrate Judge Erin L. Wiedemann said if he is awarded bail, Josh will have to be "in a residence where there's no minor in the home."


MobyDicksTinyCanoe Fri 30-Apr-21 21:08:43

Vim that's what I mean. The possession of sending and receiving indecent images of children is bad enough. But he also has a history of sexually abusing his sisters. He's a proven risk that he will abuse children because he's already done it. This isnt his first charge for poessing indecent images either.

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Shieldingending Fri 30-Apr-21 21:09:41

I just read something which suggested that the police in America have known about this since 2019, however whilst Trump was in power Joshua Duggar was not arrested. How true this is I obviously don't know interesting to wonder why they waited several years after they had evidence to arrest him

Feelingbad2 Fri 30-Apr-21 21:10:19

Oh god he’s vile 🤮🤮

ILoveYou3000 Fri 30-Apr-21 21:15:50

They only announced his wife is pregnant with their 7th child last week. Absolutely horrifying.

ShoppingPrecinctPrincess Fri 30-Apr-21 21:15:56

I had just been reading up on him today.

I think this is in no small part due to patriarchal Christian evangelism he grew up in which prioritises the 'men folk' and the illusion of conservative family values above all else. 'You molested your little sisters? Hmmm that's not so good but if you marry this naive Christian girl, get breeding, and tell everyone you're a big believer in family values we'll say no more about it.'

Fucking gross.

MobyDicksTinyCanoe Fri 30-Apr-21 21:16:24

His wife is pregnant. She announced her pregnancy days ago. Those poor kids, a dad who's an abuser and a mother who puts the pervert above the safety of her children. sad

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Bang4Bond Fri 30-Apr-21 21:16:50

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JackieWeaverHandforthCouncil Fri 30-Apr-21 21:17:01

He’s friendly with Ted Cruz, Sarah Hickabee and Sarah Palin. That’s why nothing was done. He has a long history of sexual abuse starting with his sisters.

These people have the fucking cheek to call themselves Christians and sit in judgement of others. His mother was doing ads to voters preaching about trans people being predators when she knew her own son had abused his sisters. Disgusting.

All of these cults of families where there is an addiction to having dozens of children need social services investigations.

ShoppingPrecinctPrincess Fri 30-Apr-21 21:18:32

The American Christian right is full of these types. Abortion is murder! Molesting a child is fine.

Eviethyme Fri 30-Apr-21 21:28:13

The punishment for anything child related is actually very minimal.

They prefer to sentence drug users than child rapists.

Aprilshowersandhail Fri 30-Apr-21 21:39:57

My neighbour served a prison sentence for abusing his dd for a decade..
On release he was given access to his 2 dc he hadn't abused..
Thankfully his exw vanished and took all 3 dc with her..

thefishthatcouldwish Fri 30-Apr-21 21:45:44

This is awful but unsurprising. Not only did he abuse his sisters and another family member or friend he also had an Ashley Madison account and enjoyed cheating on his wife and porn.

This man is the pits but it’s ok coz he is a good fundamental Christian 🙄.

Whatwouldscullydo Fri 30-Apr-21 21:53:08

Awful but the attitudes around sex and relationships that he and the others were raised with its hardly surprising.

So sheltered from every day life and regular people. If only they had worried nore about what they were teaching their children than they did about what they might have been exposed to had they gone to school or watched TV

Rewis Fri 30-Apr-21 22:19:38

Don't worry. Jim Bob will give him a stern talking to and off he goes back to his wife and kids.

speakout Sat 01-May-21 06:55:06

This poor woman is brainwashed - she should have left long ago.

RecycledCurtainPole Sat 01-May-21 07:19:54

But the problem is, this has all been known about for years. Even before the 2015 "revelations", the details of what Josh did to his sisters was freely available online. And since his business was raided in Nov 19, the internet knew he was doing child porn. Why did local welfare services not intervene to protect his children??

speakout Sat 01-May-21 07:28:45

What a gruesome man.
So far removed from the wholesome image of the original TV shows. It was all rotten at the core.

LimeCoconut Sat 01-May-21 07:47:52

The judge has stipulated that if he’s released in bond his residence needs to be ‘devoid of minor children’.

Was that info only released after you made the thread?

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