RAINN Statement on Guilty Verdict in Federal Trial Against Josh Duggar

Washington, D.C. – Today, RAINN released the following statement after a jury found Josh Duggar guilty of two charges of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material:

“We are encouraged to see a conviction in Josh Duggar’s case. Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime, and the possession of the documentation of this abuse revictimizes the survivor again and again. RAINN is committed to working to keep children safe online and to ending the scourge of child sexual abuse material. If you or someone you know has been affected by child sexual abuse or child sexual abuse material, you are not alone. Free, confidential, 24/7 support is available through RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) and via chat at online.RAINN.org.” - Erinn Robinson, press secretary, RAINN

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About RAINN

RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, educate the public, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.

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