Josh Duggar: Which Sisters Were Victims? Are Any Still Minors?

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Shortly after the Josh Duggar sexual assault scandal went public, the family raced to ensure any record of a 2006 police investigation was destroyed.

The scandal may be too big and they may not have moved fast enough, though, as details continue to leak that make an awful situation look even worse.

Joshua Duggar

Reports that were already leaked contained shocking accusations of child abuse by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who did not "spare the rod."

Now comes even worse news for the 19 Kids and Counting family:

Several outlets are claiming that the reason authorities agreed to expunge the record of abuse was that "one of the alleged victims" is still a minor.

In other words, she still lives under the full legal care of her parents.

It's possible (though unlikely) that the family has retained some measure of legal authority over unmarried now twenty-somethings Jana and Jinger Duggar.

Jessa and Jill Duggar have married and fled the nest, but fellow adult sisters Jinger and Jana Duggar, as fans know well, still live at home.

The more likely explanation, however, is that 17-year-old Joy-Anna Duggar was one of Josh's victims during this "inexcusable" time in his life.

She would have been four or five years old at the time of the alleged sex crimes; Joy-Anna has obviously not commented on the scandal.

Josh has admitted to actions that he apologized for in a public statement, but he did not go into specifics about what crimes he committed.

In the wake of the scandal, many Duggar devotees have presumed that Josh and his molestation victims were somewhat close in age.

Not that it would make this any less reprehensible, but fans have widely come to believe this as the victims' names have all been redacted.

Will the revelation that one of them may have been a decade younger than him influence TLC's decision to cancel 19 Kids and Counting?

Will it be enough to sway those who continue to stand by and defend Josh, despite the litany of downright foul accusations made against him?

Only time will tell. 

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