An investigation into the Duggar family by the Arkansas Department of Human Services is ongoing, according to new documents obtained by In Touch magazine.


The Duggars have remained silent about the investigation, as the fate of their reality TV show, 19 Kids and Counting, is still undecided. This is the second time they have been the subject of a DHS probe.

A DHS investigator made a 911 call to police on May 27 after being refused entry to the Duggar home while attempting to check on the welfare of a minor, as In Touch reported exclusively.

New documents obtained by In Touch via the Freedom of Information Act show that both Tontitown police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to that call and were on the scene for about 30 minutes.


The Tontitown PD document reveals that the investigation is still ongoing. While Washington County gave In Touch its dispatch log, Tontitown did not, and instead redacted the document and listed the reason as, “This is a current active investigation.”


In Touch has also learned that when DHS investigates, the police are also alerted so that they can start their own investigation. The Duggars are not revealing the nature of the current investigation.

The family was investigated by DHS in late 2006 and into 2007 after police were forced to close their investigation into Josh Duggar, who molested five minors on at least seven occasions in 2002 and 2003. The statute of limitations had run out by the time police became aware of the situation in December 2006.

For all the details of the new Duggar investigation, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!

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