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Former ’19 Kids and Counting’ star Josh Duggar arrested by federal agents

Former reality television star Josh Duggar was arrested Thursday by federal agents and is being held without bond in Arkansas.

Washington County jail records say that Duggar, 33, was arrested by US Marshals but don’t say what charge he may be facing.

TLC dropped Duggar’s “19 Kids and Counting” show in 2015 after he admitted to inappropriately touching his younger sisters when he was a teenager and revelations that he had and used an Ashley Madison account, a social site created for people who wanted to cheat on their spouses, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

Duggar also lost his post as executive director of the conservative Family Research Council, a lobbying organization that “champions marriage and family.”

TMZ reported that Homeland Security agents visited the Arkansas car dealership where Duggar worked in late 2019 as part of a federal probe. Duggar denied he was under investigation at the time, and it was never clear what the probe was about. Newsweek said he is expected in court on Friday.

USA Today said that the arrest comes just a week after Duggar’s wife Anna announced via Instagram she was expected the couple’s seventh child.

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[Featured image: Josh Duggar/Washington County Jail]