Josh Duggar is seen in a jail mugshot taken after his arrest Thursday. | Washington County Arkansas Jail
Duggar appeared on the TLC reality show until it was revealed he had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was jailed in northwest Arkansas on Thursday after his arrest by federal authorities. It was unclear what charges he may face.
Duggar was held at the Washington County jail after being arrested in the afternoon by U.S. marshals, according to the jail website. The Marshals Service referred questions to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, which declined to comment.
Duggar, 33, starred on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” until the popular series was pulled from the network in 2015 over revelations Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s parents said he had confessed to the fondling and apologized.
At the time, he was not arrested or charged in connection with the molestations.
Duggar previously apologized for a pornography addiction and cheating on his wife.
A spinoff series focusing on Duggars’ siblings, “Counting On,” premiered in 2015.