According to the police report released by InTouch, Josh?s father Jim Bob (referred to in the report as ?James?) first learned of Josh?s behavior in March 2002, when one victim approached Jim Bob and said that Josh touched her breasts and genitals while she slept.
Jim Bob appears not to have acted on the accusation. In July 2002, Josh, then 14 years old, admitted to the behavior to his father, prompting Jim Bob to ?discipline? Josh but not report the incident to the authorities.
In March 2003, according to the report, Josh fondled a victim while he read a book to her. Jim Bob was made aware of this and several more accusations?victims accused Josh of touching their breasts and genitals while they slept, and sometimes while they were awake.
The police report suggests that four of Josh?s sisters were victims. In 2002, there were five sisters living in the Duggar house: Jana, then 12; Jill, 11; Jessa, 10; Jinger, 9; and Joy-Anna, 5.
In March 2003, Jim Bob met with ?church elders? to discuss Josh?s behavior, and they decided Josh needed to enter a treatment program. He was sent to a ?Christian? program consisting of ?hard physical work and counseling? from March 2003 to July 2003. Josh?s mother Michelle later admitted to police that Josh did not see a counselor, and was instead sent ?to a family friend who was in the home remodeling business? in Little Rock, Arkansas.
When Josh returned home in July 2003, his father and church elders took him to a state trooper to confess what he?d done. The trooper, Cpl. Hutchins, gave Josh a ?very stern talk? but did not charge him with any crimes.
InTouch reports that Hutchins was later arrested on child pornography charges and is currently serving 56 years in prison.