Prison Chaplain Associated With Duggar Minister Charged With Sexual Assault On Female Inmates
Another member of the Duggar family’s circle is being exposed for his life of sex crimes.
Kenneth L. Dewitt, the former chaplain for the Arkansas Department of Corrections, has been charged with 50 counts of sexual assault, prosecuting attorney Henry Boyce told RadarOnline.com in a statement.
According to the third judicial district attorney’s office, the 67-year-old had “sexual contact” with three inmates between January 2013 and September 2014 at the McPherson’s women’s unit in Newport.
Dewitt resigned from his job at the prison in late 2014, after confessing to “an inappropriate physical relationship with a subordinate,” the Arkansas Times reported in June.
The disgraced chaplain was a devotee of Bill Gothard, the founder of strict Christian organization Institute In Basic Life Principles— which is carefully followed by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.
Gothard was the subject of his own sex scandal, when more than 35 women and teenagers accused him of sexual harassment. The 81-year-old resigned from his position of IBLP founder in early 2014.
Jim Bob and Michelle’s son Josh, 27, was so trusting of Gothard, he attended one of the religious leader’s rehab centers after police accused him of sexually molesting five minor females, including at least two of his sisters, as a teenager.
The Duggars’ oldest son clearly didn’t learn much in the way or reform: As Radar has reported, he confessed to cheating on his wife Anna, 28, and harboring a secret porn addiction in August.
He is currently facing a lawsuit from porn star Danica Dillon, who claims he beat her during two sessions of paid sex earlier this year.