Josh Duggar to be Sued By Sexual Assault Victim?

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As the Duggar family attempts to move on from the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, emerging details continue to keep the story on the cover of every tabloid.

Earlier today, In Touch accused the Duggars of paying off their local police by hiring off-duty cops as "security" with the understanding that the cash would serve as a sort of above-board bribe.

Now, the magazine is reporting that a woman who claims to have been molested by Josh is planning to sue him in civil court.

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The 2006 report from the initial police investigation indicates that Josh molested four of his sisters and one other young girl.

The unidentified fifth victim was later revealed to be a babysitter that had been hired by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.

Josh can no longer face criminal charges due to the amount of time that's passed since the assaults occurred.

If he's taken to civil court, however, the Duggars could stand to lose far more than just money.

According to In Touch, the Duggars will "have to answer every question as they will not be able to invoke the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination because the criminal statute of limitations as expired."

Yes, the same statute of limitations that saved Josh from serving time in prison may now force his entire family to tell the whole truth about what happened between Josh and his victims in 2002 and 2003.

If the case goes to trial, Josh's parents are expected to be called to the stand and questioned about their failure to report his crimes.

Several church elders who reportedly knew about will likely also be forced to testify.

Thus far, the Duggars have spoken about the scandal only in pre-recorded interviews with Megyn Kelly of Fox News. If they tell a different story in court, the damage to the family's reputation may well prove irreparable.

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Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex