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19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar arrested and held without bail week after announcing wife is expecting seventh child

Josh Duggar has been arrested (Picture: Mega)

19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar has been arrested by federal agents in Arkansas, United States.

The 33-year-old television personality is currently being held in a detention centre without bail and details of his arrest currently remain unknown.

In 2019, TMZ reported that Homeland Security officers had been investigating a car dealership where Duggar works and raided his office in connection to a federal probe. It’s unclear if the two cases are linked.

Dugger is best known for his appearances on 19 Kids And Counting and Counting On and is the eldest child of Michelle and Jim Duggar’s 19 children.

In 2015, it was revealed that Dugger had molested multiple underage girls, some of whom included his sisters, when he was 14 and 15-years-old.

‘Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,’ Duggar said in a statement at the time.

‘I hurt others, including my family and close friends. 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. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.’

Duggar’s arrest comes just a week after he and his wife, Anna, announced they were expecting their seventh child together.

The couple has been married since 2008 and are parents to six children; Mackynzie Renée, Michael James, Marcus Anthony, Meredith Grace, Mason Garrett and Maryella Hope.

Credit: Original article published here.

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