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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar break silence on Son Josh’s guilty verdict

“Well, I think in the case of what Josh did, it was very wrong,” said Jessa, then 22. “I’m not going to justify what he did or say it was ok, not allowed, but I want to stand up for him against people who call him child molesters, pedophiles or rapists, some people are saying. I’m like it’s so over the top. ”

She added, “In Josh’s case, it was a boy, a pubescent young boy and a little too curious about girls. And that got him in trouble. And he made some bad choices, but it was was really light., inappropriate touching, on fully clothed victims, mostly while the girls were sleeping. “

Josh apologized in 2015. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply sorry,” he said in a statement to People. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me cope with the situation. my actions to receive advice. I understood that if I continued on this wrong path, I would end up ruining my life. He was not charged.

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