FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A new investigation has reportedly been launched against the Duggar family, just days after molestation claims surfaced involving Josh Duggar.
A report by In Touch Weekly says the family was being investigated as recently as late May when a Washington County Department of Human Services worker called 911 claiming they were being denied access to a minor in the Duggar family.
On May 19, news broke that Josh had molested five girls when he was just 14. It later came out that four of the victims were his sisters, and in an interview that aired this month with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, that was confirmed.
Jessa and Jill, who were among the victims, defended their brother and explained the safety precautions their parents put in place after it happened.
After the initial story broke, the Arkansas Department of Human Resources reportedly started a new investigation. According to Today, a portion of the 911 transcript says:
“Well, we’re Washington County DHS office and we’re out here to, uh, we have an investigation,” the voice on the recording tells a 911 dispatcher. “I guess they’re not being cooperative, and we have to see the child to make sure the child is all right. So we just need police assistance or escort.”
The details of the recent investigation have not been revealed.