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Ex-'19 And Counting' Star Josh Duggar Arrested, Placed On 'Federal Hold' Five Years After Being Accused Of Sexual Assaulting Young Girls

Josh Duggar has been arrested.

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The 33-year-old former 19 And Counting star was allegedly nabbed on Thursday and placed on a federal hold at the Washington County jail in Arkansas.

According to reports, he is currently being detained without bail.

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Source: Anna Duggar / Instagram
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His arrest comes five years after he was accused of sexually assaulting young girls when he was a minor, including four of his sisters and a babysitter.

Today's incident also comes just days after his wife, Anna Duggar, revealed she's pregnant with the couple's 7th child. 

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Josh Duggar's mug shot has obtained by and shows the controversial ex-reality star wearing a white t-shirt while flashing a strange smirk. His appearance looks disheveled and his beard untrimmed. 

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Source: Washington County Police Dept.
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As of this post, it is unknown why Josh Duggar was arrested today; however, Homeland Security agents raided the Arkansas car dealership he works at reportedly in connection to a federal probe in November 2019.

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Source: Anna Duggar/Instagram
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On Friday, his wife made the announcement that they were adding another bundle of joy to their already large family. Posting a video of the gender reveal, Josh and Anna Duggar appeared to be happy. 

“It’s a GIRL!!!!!” she captioned the post. “We are overjoyed to announce baby seven is on the way and we can’t wait to hold her in our arms this fall!”

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The couple tied the knot in 2008 and have 6 kids together --  Mackynzie, 11, Michael, 9, Marcus, 7, Meredith, 5, Mason, 3, and Maryella, 17 months.

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Five years ago, Josh Duggar was accused of molesting five girls -- including his four sisters -- when he was 14 years old.

At the time, he released a statement and apologized for his actions. 

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh Duggar said in a statement at the time. “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”



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