Did Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, as well as the rest of the family, know that Josh was under investigation? From the public view, it seemed like nothing was going on. Now, the eldest 19 Kids & Counting son has been arrested for the possession of child pornography and is waiting for his trial on November 30.
After Josh’s arrest, new details were released, revealing that the TLC star was under investigation at his car lot since November 2019 – nearly two years ago. During that time, the federal government was building a case against him before issuing a warrant for his arrest.
For those who don’t know, child sexual abuse material was downloaded on Josh’s electronic devices at his car lot. Investigators were able to trace the downloads back to the IP address, leading them directly to the car lot. Up to this point, Josh has pled not guilty. He even refused a plea deal last week, which would have given him a lighter sentence.
Because of the lengthy investigation, it seems that Jim Bob and Michelle likely knew what was going on behind the scenes. The family even denied that an investigation was happening. However, from the outside, it looks like the family has been carrying on with their lives.
Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar reportedly plan to sweep the scandal under the rug.
Earlier this year, a source spoke with People, giving some insight into the Duggar family’s situation at home. The source revealed, “Jim Bob always wants to sweep things under the rug. He’s never going to talk about the scandal because it’s bad for business.”
Shortly after Josh’s arrest, many members of the family went silent on social media. However, they have since returned to their regular posting routines, sharing family photos and updates. Recently, Jim Bob and Michelle shared photos as their family went on a road trip for a homeschool field trip.
Counting On family acts normal despite the investigation and Josh’s arrest.
As we reported, the Duggar family has seemingly been carrying on with their normal lives amid Josh’s latest scandal. For one, he was at Justin and Claire Duggar’s wedding in February and appeared to be joking around with his brothers. He also appeared in a family photo.
Sources have come out and said that the Duggars are living their lives as they were before the arrest. People‘s source said, “It’s creating a lot of stress on them — although the majority of the family is acting like nothing has happened.”
So, when do you think the Duggar family found out about the investigation? Do you think it’s odd that they are carrying on with their normal lives right now? Let us know in the comments below.
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