- Josh Duggar, from “19 Kids and Counting,” was arrested in Arkansas and is in federal custody.
- No bond has been posted and no reason has been given for the arrest.
- A business where Duggar is listed as a contact is under federal investigation, KNWA reported.
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Josh Duggar, from the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting,” was arrested in Arkansas by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday and is in federal custody.
No bond has been posted and no reason has been given for the arrest.
Local news outlet KNWA reported that Duggar lost a real-estate lawsuit last year, and that a business where he is listed as a contact is under a federal criminal investigation.
TLC’s reality series was canceled after 15 seasons in 2015. At the time, Duggar’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, told Fox News their son Josh had molested four of their daughters and a family babysitter as a teen. At the time that the allegations were made public, Duggar said: “I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” Duggar wrote in a statement at the time. “I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
Anna and Duggar recently announced that they were expecting their seventh child together, a daughter who is due this fall.
The couple’s other children are Mackynzie, 11; Michael, 9; Marcus, 7; Meredith, 5; Mason, 3; and Maryella, 17 months.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and representatives for Duggar didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.