ARKANSAS – Jill and Jessa Duggar explained the precautions their parents took after Josh admitted to molesting them while they were asleep.
In an interview airing Friday at 9 p.m., the sisters share their feelings about the news being public and their brother being called a pedophile and a rapist. They defend him, saying they know the truth because they are victims, says Cosmo.
In the interview, Jill says her father put locks on the doors and didn’t allow the children to play hide-and-seek anymore.
“As a mother now I look back and I think, you know, my parents did such an amazing job for me,” Jessa said. “Even when we went through the DHS investigation, they complimented my parents on what an amazing job they did through that process. … I see as a mom, I hope that I can set up the same safeguards in my family that they did.”
The news broke a few weeks back that Josh had molested five girls when he was just 14. It later came out that four of them were his sisters, and in an interview that aired Wednesday night with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, they confirmed that.
The Duggar family said Josh came to them to explain what he had done and they had determined to settle the matter within the family and their church.
In an statement made to People a few weeks back, Josh Duggar said:
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. 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.”