Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”– Walter Scott

I guess the Duggars didn’t cover classic Scottish poetry in their home-schoolin’ lessons. They should have.  They have found themselves twisted and bound among a thousand knots, and they keep pulling at the threads  Being the phoney, judgmental cretins that they are, it couldn’t happen to better folks. Here’s the latest. Jim Bob lied and his britches are quite possibly ablaze.

According to “In Touch,” which broke the Duggar molestation and incest story late last week, the disgraced state trooper to whom Jim Bob Duggar reported his son Josh’s crime (only a year after Daddy learned about it) is claiming that the TLC star and pseudo-Christian hypocrite Jim Bob only told him about one of act of incestuous molestation. Jim Bob should know that lying is a sin, one of the Top 10.  Because Bible.

Former State Trooper Joseph Hutchens told a lawyer for “In Touch” that the reason he didn’t report Josh’s actions to the child abuse hotline is that Jim Bob only told him about one instance, saying that “Josh had inappropriately touched [redacted] during the time she was asleep,” and that “it only happened one time.”

Hutchens mugshot, AK Dept. of Corrections

Hutchens, 69, was convicted and sentenced in 2007 on child pornography charges, and released on parole in 2010. Soon after his release he was arrested again and charged with four counts of distribution, possession or viewing of sexually explicit material involving a child. He is currently serving a 56 year sentence, though he will be eligible for parole in November 2020. Given Hutchens’ stellar example, one cannot help but wonder “Is it really possible to rehabilitate a sex offender?”

Had he known the molestation happened repeatedly, Hutchens said he would have reported it to the proper authorities.
“If I had to do it over again,” he said, “I would have told him immediately I am going to call the hotline and contacted the trooper that worked those cases and have a full report made. I thought I could handle it myself.”

“I have lost a lot of sleep over it,” he told “In Touch.”

“I am a Christian myself and I worry that something else may have happened. I would be responsible for it, in my opinion, by not reporting it. The young girl should have been my first priority.” 

Jim Bob’s deceptive actions could lead to charges of child endangerment against the 49-year-old Grand Poobah of the Duggar cult. The statute of limitations has expired for charging Jim Bob with a Class D felony or Class A or B misdemeanor child endangerment, dammit, but other charges could apply.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking the molestation case ended when Springdale, Arkansas police closed their investigation in 2006 because the statute of limitations expired. Police shuffled the case over to the Families in Need of Service agency, which has jurisdiction over minors.  Subsequently, the Department of Human Services was brought into the case. Nine months later, Josh Duggar filed a lawsuit with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The trial took place August 6, 2007. The results of the trial and investigation are sealed. It is speculated that Josh sued to appeal the DHS decision, since DHS has the authority to apply restrictions or stipulations about Josh being in the home with the victims and being an in-home offender.

The Duggars are refusing to comment on any intervention by either department or Josh’s trial against DHS. They also are refusing to say if their family was monitored by a state agency after the 2007 actions.

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