Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use 'rod to spank all their kids according to unsealed police report'

By Chris Spargo
Daily Mail
May 27, 2015

According to a new report, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use a 'road to spank their kids' (Above with 19 kids)

This after a minor in the police report about Josh Duggar's molestation of minors (above) said 'mother and dad spank' followed by 'they have a rod'

Josh (right with wife Anna) and his parents (left) both admitted to the incidents of molestation last week

[with video]

A new report claims that last week's unsealed police report that revealed the molestation of minors by Josh Duggar also exposed the fact that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use a 'rod' to 'spank' their children.

Radar Online is reporting that one of the unnamed minors police spoke to in their investigation made this accusation when they said 'mother and dad spank' followed by 'they have a rod.'

According to the site, this individual is telling 'investigators about alleged abuse by Jim Bob and Michelle.'

The actual police report does not at any point identify the minor being questioned or the who the 'mother and father' they are referring to in their statement might be.

The report reads; 'Inv. Taylor asked [name redacted] about getting spanked. [Name redacted] said that when [redacted] is bad that [redacted] mother and dad spank [redacted].

'Inv. Taylor asked what they use to spank. [Redacted] said that they have a rod.

'Inv. Taylor asked if they do this to all the kids [redacted] said yes.

'Inv. Taylor asked if they leave any bruising [redacted] said no.'
Rumors of molestation by eldest Duggar Josh became fact on Thursday when InTouch found an official police report that was then made public, forcing both Josh and his parents to make statements about the incidents.

'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, 27, said in a statement.

'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.'

Jim Bob and Michelle released their own statement as well, saying; 'Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives.

'When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before.'

The police report detailed Josh's molestation of five minors in 2002 and 2003.

He was never charged with a crime for the incidents as by the time police learned of the offenses the statue of limitations had passed, and his parents did not notify authorities in an official capacity at any point after learning about their son's actions.

It was only when the family was set to make an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006 that someone reached out to producers and informed them of these prior incidents, leading those producers to contact authorities and notify them of what they had been told by this individual through email.

According to TMZ, the Harpo staff received the email at 7:30am and contacted authorities right away on December 7.

Police then called Michelle and Jim Bob at 1:17pm telling them they needed to bring their son in for questioning.

Winfrey meanwhile cancelled the planned interview immediately and sent the family home.

This sequence of events has many wondering how TLC and Discovery Health could have been unaware of the molestation claims. Oprah had the biggest talk show in the country at the time, and no doubt it took a lot of work to book the family on her show.

The network would have been thrilled at the publicity such an appearance would generate for their show. No doubt network executives would have demanded an explanation as to why the interview was cancelled at the last minute.

The family is however getting some support, with Mike Huckabee coming to their defense on Facebook, writing; 'Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, "inexcusable," but that doesn’t mean "unforgivable."

'He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.'

The presidential hopeful closed his statement by saying; 'Today, Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends. Let others run from them. We will run to them with our support.'

Arkansas police meanwhile confirmed last week that they have destroyed the report on Josh after one of his victims came forward and requested the document be expunged from public record.

The girl told a judge she feared her name would be released and she was still a minor. The judge agreed and signed off to have the report into the nine-year-old investigation destroyed.



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