The man who allowed Josh Duggar to walk away after confessing to fondling minor females in his family’s home is now the subject of an official police investigation, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
Former state trooper Joseph Hutchens allegedly gave an interview to a news outlet last week— but without the approval of the Department of Corrections, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports.
“The Arkansas Department of Correction has denied all media requests for interviews with inmate Joseph Hutchens,” the department said in a statement.
“We are therefore investigating what we and the inmate believe to be a serious case of misrepresentation.”
In the interview, Hutchens allegedly claimed Josh, then 15, and his father Jim Bob admitted to only one instance of molestation.
“Jim Bob explained to me that Josh inappropriately touched [a victim] while she was asleep,” Hutchens reportedly recalled. “[They said] the girl was asleep and didn’t know anything had happened.”
As Radar previously reported, the disgraced state trooper, who listened to Josh, then 15, discuss his sordid history of sex abuse in 2003, is currently serving a 56-year prison sentence on child pornography charges.
Cops accused the 69-year-old of not only possessing sexually explicit photos of children, but of also posting pictures of a young family member to a sex site.
In April 2010— seven years after failing to file a report about Josh’s sick confession—Hutchens attempted suicide in his jail cell, Radar exclusively revealed this morning.