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Violent Discipline? Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Used 'A Rod' To 'Spank' All Children — Shocking Claims Emerge In The Molestation Police Report

Josh Duggar Children Spanked Rod

May 26 2015, Updated 12:49 p.m. ET

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Spare the rod, spoil the child? The conservative Christian Duggars apparently took the saying literally. The explosive police documents about Josh Duggar's child abuse sex scandal have opened a window into the secret world of the Duggars and the violent discipline the children may have been subjected to.

Josh has admitted to claims in a newly released police report that said he molested five young women. Also in the report, however, one of his victims told investigators about alleged abuse by Jim Bob and Michelle.

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Investigator Taylor "asked about getting spanked," according to the police report released by the Springdale Police Department.

Taylor "asked what they used to spank," and the victim said: "they have a rod."

The child then told the investigator that the parents "do this to all the kids" but when asked "if they leave any bruising," the child replied: "No."

Josh, Anna, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released statements on Thursday admitting to Josh's fondling incidents and claimed that the family prayed for forgiveness for his offenses.

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