Duggar family friend arrested on sexual abuse charges: Caleb Williams once linked to Jana Duggar

Caleb Williams with his friends, including one of the Duggars
Caleb Williams (center) spent a lot of time with the Duggar family. Pic credit: calebwill.iams/Instagram

The Duggar family has found themselves linked to another sexual assault case. This time around, the Duggar family is not involved but a man close to them is.

The previous case was back in 2015, when Josh Duggar was revealed to have molested several of his younger sisters and a family friend a decade prior.

Court records were supposed to have been sealed but it was leaked to the press and that began a long downward spiral which included the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting with TLC severing ties with Josh.

A lot has changed in three and a half years for the entire family. They are now airing on TLC again and things seemed to have settled down with regards to the heavy focus on Josh Duggar and his misdeeds.

Counting On has been equally as popular as their previous show and despite some of the children no longer being filmed, the fan base is committed to supporting the Duggar family as a whole for the most part.

Now, a person who was closely linked to the Duggar family was arrested on November 26, 2018, on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois. Caleb Williams was thought to be a male suitor for Jana Duggar on more than one occasion, spending a lot of time with the entire family in 2017.

Caleb Williams’ charges

Details surrounding the charges against Caleb Williams are scarce. In Touch Weekly obtained the police reports which allege that he had sex with a minor who was older than 12 but younger than 17 and more than five years younger than him at the time.

Two separate incidents were reported and one allegedly happened between May 29, 2015, and August 1, 2016, while the other allegedly happened between August 1, 2016, and May 31, 2018.

Both stem from Logan County in Illinois, which is just a little north of Decatur. It is described as being in Central Illinois with a population of 30,000. It is unknown what ties Caleb Williams has to the area or if there is more than one alleged victim in the matter since there are two charges.

Duggar connections

Despite not being directly involved with Caleb Williams, the Duggar family was friendly with him during parts of the timeline in question.

As of now, there has been no statement made by the Duggar family.

Jana Duggar and Caleb Williams are no longer connected and he reportedly denied they were ever anything more than friends.

Counting On is expected to return to TLC in early 2019.

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