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Sex Scandal Shame: Josh Duggar Molested Alleged Victims On Church Property— And Church Elders Knew His Sinful Secret!

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May 22 2015, Updated 11:45 a.m. ET

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Fervent Christian Josh Duggar fondled his alleged victims on the property of his family's longtime church, can exclusively reveal.

According to the shocking Springdale Police Department report, the soon-to-be father of four allegedly molested five minor females who lived in the family home as a teen in 2002 and 2003.

During the years of the alleged abuse, the clan lived in a home on Springdale, Arkansas' Johnson Road that was owned by the First Baptist Church, now known as the Cross Church.

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The molestation regularly occurred while the victims were sleeping in their beds, Josh's parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar told local police detectives, the report states.

Despite renting the home to the 19 Kids And Counting clan until March 2005, the church knew about the alleged sex crimes for at least two years prior!

During his interview with police, Jim Bob said he confided in "church elders" about his teen son's criminal behavior in March 2003, about a year after the abuse began.

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Rather than suggest he go to police, "they all agreed that redacted needed to be put into a treatment program," Detective Darrell Hignite wrote in the police report.

According to the report, Josh subsequently spent three months in a Christian rehabilitation program in Little Rock.

As exclusively reported, the family is desperate to keep the damning police reports from fans' hands. An unnamed victim filed a motion to expunge and destroy the documents on May 21.

Josh, now 27, has apologized to the public for his actions, and has resigned from his position at the Family Research Council.

"I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," he told People. "I hurt others, including my family and close friends."

Watch: Josh Duggar is asked about alleged sex scandal allegations



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