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'19 Kids and Counting' Josh and Anna Duggar's Family Moving Out of D.C. Amid Molestation Controversy

( [email protected] ) Jun 10, 2015 03:00 PM EDT
"19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar and his family are moving from their current house in the wake of reports alleging he inappropriately touched several underage girls as a young teen.
Josh Duggar pictured with his wife, Anna, their daughter Mackynzie, and sons Michael and Marcus. TLC

"19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar and his family are moving from their current house in the wake of reports alleging he inappropriately touched several underage girls as a young teen.

On Tuesday, Us Weekly reported that moving trucks arrived to the Duggar's five-bedroom home in Oxon Hill, Md. While it is unclear at this time where exactly Josh is moving his family, which includes his pregnant wife Anna, their daughter Mackynzie, and sons Michael and Marcus, some believe the family will return home to Arkansas, as he recently purchased a house in his home state.

Josh and his young family moved to D.C. back in 2013 after he accepted a position as Executive Director of the Family Research Council. However, just a few days after In Touch magazine released a police report alleging that he had molested five underage girls when he was 14 years old, the eldest Duggar resigned from his position with the FRC.

On Friday, Josh's sisters, Jill Duggar and Jessa Seewald, spoke on "The Kelly File" with Megyn Kelly where they identified themselves as two of Josh's victims and emphasized they had forgiven him for his past "mistakes."

The reality stars added that their family had "already dealt" with the scandal and were "humiliated and angry" that it had been made public so many years later.

"They don't have a right to do this...we are victims, they can't do this to us," Jill, 24, told Kelly.

"The system was set up to protect kids. Both those who make stupid mistakes or have problems like this in their life and the ones that are affected by those choices," added Jessa, 22. "It's just greatly failed... They're not protecting us here."

While Josh and Anna have largely remained silent over the past several weeks, both shared brief statements on Facebook when the scandal first broke.

In his post, Josh admitted to acting "inexcusably" as a "young teen" and said he "would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions."

He concluded, "In my life today, I am so very thankful for God's grace, mercy and redemption."

In a separate post, Anna, who is expected to give birth to a baby girl in July, revealed that Josh had confessed his "past teenage mistakes" before they got married, and emphasized her husband has "humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended."

She also thanked those who helped Josh "in a time of crisis," saying that if it weren't for their help, she "would not be here as his wife - celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right."