Duggars Refuse to Cooperate with Child Welfare, Police Called

Late last month, a representative of the Washington County office of the Arkansas Department of Human Services reportedly called 911 after Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar refused to cooperate with a child welfare investigation.

“We have an investigation and I guess they’re not being cooperative,” said the representative of Human Services to the 911 dispatcher. “We have to see the child to make sure the child is all right. So we just need police assistance.”

The Duggars are currently at the center of a scandal involving Josh's molestation of his siblings as a minor. The incident has been dragged into America's culture wars, with GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defending Duggar, setting off a firestorm of condemnation from his Facebook fans.

It is unclear what prompted the new investigation.


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