Inside Josh Duggar's jail featuring prisoner 'RAPES & beatings' as disgraced star awaits sentencing after guilty verdict

JOSH Duggar will be spending the foreseeable future inside the Washington County jail in Arkansas where a man was allegedly raped and tortured for 16 hours and violent fights erupt regularly.  

In court documents obtained by The Sun, two men from the prison where Josh is currently were charged with the alleged rape and torture of a man in a cell at the jail for 16 hours in 2013.

According to 5NewsOnline at the time, the Sheriff’s office probable cause report stated that from 9pm on December 12 to about 1pm on December 13, 2013 an inmate was allegedly threatened, raped, forced to perform a sex act and made to drink the suspects' urine of suspects J'Donta Britt and Javaughntaiye Jamar Willis.

"The suspects tortured the victim by slapping, punching, kicking, elbowing, kneeing and using edged weapons to cut him.” 

"The suspects threatened to cut off his pinky finger if the victim did not obey their commands or if he reported the abuse to authorities," the report added. 

The charges against J'Donta Britt was eventually dropped when the victim refused to testify at trial, according to reports.  

The Washington County Sheriff's Office website said it “has a zero tolerance for any type of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.” 

Their statement continued: “All complaints of abuse or harassment of a detainee will be investigated and the investigation will be reviewed by the PREA Review Board, which will include the Detention Administrator, Detention Captain, Enforcement Captain, and PREA Coordinator.” 

The jail that 33-year-old Josh will call home for the next several months, was sued in the past for similar alleged sexual assaults, according to a report by ArkansasOnline. 

In one instance a jury in 1996 ordered Washington County to pay $52,504 to a 15-year-old boy who was tortured and sexually assaulted when he was held in the old Washington County Jail’s drunk tank with other youths, according to the report.  

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On Thursday Josh Duggar was booked into the Washington County Detention Center. 

Josh was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in April 2021. On Thursday he was found guilty on both counts. 

He is now likely to get 10 years in prison, an attorney told The U.S. Sun. Sentencing will come at a later date. 

Judge Timothy L Brooks said that he plans to sentence Duggar in four months time. 

He added: "Mr Duggar 100 percent has been compliant awaiting trial. 

"I appreciate that and I wanted to acknowledge that however because of the guilty offenses he must be detained regardless of flight risk so there will be a mandatory detention. The marshalls will set that up." 

After being found guilty of both possessing and receiving child pornography, Josh was ordered straight into custody. 

Attorney Abtin Mehdizadegan told The US Sun: "He is looking at spending five years minimally in prison. 

"There's an exception to that if he you can get relief from some mandatory minimums if you provide substantial assistance to the prosecution, but he certainly did not do that. 

"He took us to a full trial. So I would expect that he'll probably get 10 years." 

Though he didn’t cry after hearing the result, Josh was “teary-eyed” and “solemn," according to The Sun's reporter at the scene. 

The Counting On alum was cuffed immediately and taken away. 

He stopped to tell his wife Anna that he “loved” her on his way out. 

Family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar worked to console Anna, despite her appearing “stoic” through it all. 

He gave his daughter-in-law a hug before leaving court with his son Justin and his wife Claire. 

The guilty verdict is the culmination of a nearly two-week trial that saw graphic and disturbing details and testimony. 

Among the most shocking revelations was the testimony from Josh's ex-girlfriend's mother, Bobye Holt, who broke down in tears and claimed in court that he once confessed to molesting a 5-year-old girl when he was a teen. 

Bobye told the jury that she visited the Duggar's home when Josh was 15, and at that time he confessed to touching the 5-year-old girl inappropriately. 

"We have been friends with the Duggars for 36 years. Our children were best friends," she told the courtroom. 

"Our oldest was Josh's girlfriend in November of 2002. It was formal. They were 14." 

Bobye continued: "On March 23, 2003, Mr. Duggar asked us to come over for an important matter. 

"They took us to their bedroom. Josh was on the floor." 


According to Bobye, Josh admitted to inappropriately touching several girls when he was "12 to 15 years old." 

Bobye alleged the youngest girl was 5-years-old and her molestation occurred during bible time. 

The family friend then broke down in tears, as she revealed horrifying details of the molestation confession The Sun has chosen not to include in this post. 

She then testified that the plan was for her daughter and Josh to "get married," but the parents decided to call off the courtship after learning of the alleged sexual abuse. 

She explained: "He told us so our oldest daughter would know why the relationship had to end. 

"Josh went to a facility for troubled youth." 


In 2015, a police report was published that revealed his dad, Jim Bob, confessed to local authorities in 2006 that Josh inappropriately touched several young girls while they were asleep in the family home years prior.  

The state used the molestation information at trial, as it shows his alleged “sexual interest in young girls.” 

Josh's legal team fought against it, as they claimed it's “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.” 

A judge sided with prosecution and allowed the testimony. 

Attorney Mehdizadegan added: "88 months and 55 months are the average as of 2015 for the 2 counts. Likely to be run concurrently—stacked. But he is definitely facing a mandatory minimum of 5 years because the victims’ ages 

"For sentencing purposes, he’ll lose the 3 points he'd normally get for acceptance of responsibility. He may also get an enhancement based on hands-on conduct. Sisters’ testimony at sentencing will be key. A friend thinks he’s looking at 10-30. I think it will be less than that."

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