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Duggar Reform School Employee After Josh’s Child Porn Arrest: What Took So Long?!

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Apr. 30 2021, Updated 6:13 p.m. ET

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Once a pervert, always a pervert? The reform school where Josh Duggar was sent after molesting his sisters was not exactly surprised to see him arrested for child porn charges this week, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. In fact, one employee told Radar exclusively that they wondered why it took so long to see him behind bars!

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As Radar reported, Josh was arrested this week on April 29 on charges of child porn possession. His first run-in with the police, however, came back in 2003, when he received a “stern talk” from Corporal Joseph Hutchens of the Arkansas State Troopers, after he confessed to molesting several young girls, including his sisters Jill, Jinger, Jessa, and Joy-Anna. No known charges were filed at the time, but Josh didn’t escape without punishment.

From March to July 2003, Josh reportedly was sent to the Institute in Basic Life Principles Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, for a bit of reeducation. The Institute is “dedicated to giving clear training on how to find success by following God’s principles found in Scripture,” according to their website

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Judging by his arrest this week, Josh does not seem to have been reformed. As for the Center, they weren’t exactly surprised. 

Reached at the organization's headquarters on the day of Josh’s sentencing, an IBLP employee exclusively told Radar that his arrest was far from shocking. “I had seen that and I thought it was the previous stuff,” the employee said, referring to the initial child molestation allegations that sent Josh to treatment in 2003. 

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Watching the news of his 2021 arrest, the employee — who was not authorized to speak to media on behalf of IBLP — told Radar, “I thought, ‘Surely it hasn’t taken this long to get around to this!’”

Ironically enough, Josh’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle are reported to have been on the IBLP campus in Sandy, Texas, as the news of his arrest broke — attending the Rejoice & Give Thanks Family Conference. 

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Several other Duggar family members have attended IBLP programs: Josh's brothers Joseph, Josiah, and Jeremiah attended the ALERT Academy training program for young men.

As Radar reported, Josh was arrested on April 29 and charged the following day with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of said materials.

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He will remain behind bars until his next hearing on May 5, and faces up to 20 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. 

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