Josh Duggar recently confessed to molesting five minor girls when he was a teenager, and now In Touch reports the Duggar family is currently under investigation by the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
The magazine reports that on May 27, the Washington County Department of Human Services was called to investigate at the family's home. When the Duggars refused to cooperate, the DHS representative called 911 to request police assistance, explaining they were prevented from seeing the child they were concerned about, according to a transcript of the emergency call obtained by In Touch.
It's not clear what provoked the investigation since DHS records are not available to the public. "All child maltreatment investigations in Arkansas are confidential by law," DHS director of communications Amy Webb told In Touch, adding they could neither confirm nor deny they were involved with investigating any specific family.
This isn't the first time the Duggars have been uncooperative with the authorities or DHS. According to a 2006 police report, Jim Bob Duggar refused to bring his 18-year-old son Josh in to be interviewed by the police, and in 2007, Josh hired a lawyer and sued the DHS, but the contents of that lawsuit have been sealed.
Since In Touch first broke the story that Josh had been investigated for child molestation, his parents also admitted to keeping the matter from police, and in an interview with Megyn Kelly, they revealed he confessed to molesting his sisters three times before they got him any sort of "help." Additionally, Josh's sisters Jill and Jessa broke their silence and confirmed they were two of their brother's five victims.
TLC told The Huffington Post they had "no comment," while request for comment from the Duggars has yet to be returned. (Since the scandal broke, the family has disabled their media request page by redirecting visitors to an empty page. However, the media request tool still exists here and is functioning).
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