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Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar Built Boys’ Room On Opposite Side Of House From Girls After Josh Molestation Scandal — Inside Their ‘Safeguarded’ Home

EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.
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Jun. 5 2015, Updated 1:28 p.m. ET

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EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.

EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said they “safeguarded” their home—and made new rules—for the kids after a teenaged Josh molested 4 of his younger sisters, and it turns out their new home safeguarded the girls even more.

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The Duggar home family living room in Little Rock, Arkansashouse

The Duggar home family living room in Little Rock, Arkansas
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The Daily Mail published a map of the Duggar family home in Tontitown, Arkansas showing that the girls’ bedroom and boys’ bedroom are on opposite sides of the house, with the parents’ master suite “blocking” the rooms.

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According to the report, if the boys wanted to access the girls room, they would have to walk by the parents’ room or Michelle’s home office and on a catwalk, which would be visible downstairs in the open-layout kitchen and living room.

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EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.

EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.
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The 19 Kids And Counting family custom built their home in 2006, the same year the police report was filed from the incidents in 2002 and 2003, which Josh confessed to.

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In an interview on June 3, Michelle and Jim Bob spoke about how the family reacted to the molestation as well as how it was portrayed in the media following the release of the police report by In Touch.

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FOX News' Megyn Kelly Interviews Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly Interviews Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
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“For us, this is public shame,” Jim Bob said. “Our family is trying to regroup from these attacks it's been an unprecedented attack on our family.”

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Robert Wagner And The Duggar Family Visit

Robert Wagner And The Duggar Family Visit “Extra”
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Michelle insisted that as parents, though they felt like “failures,” issued “safeguards” in their home which banned boys from babysitting, playing hide ’n’ seek and sitting on laps.

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Robert Wagner And The Duggar Family Visit

Robert Wagner And The Duggar Family Visit “Extra”
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“There’s things we’ve learned since then,” she said. “We don’t let boys babysit. They don’t play hide ’n’ seek together—two don’t go off and hide. Little one’s don’t sit on big boy’s laps.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.

EXCLUSIVE: Aerial views of the Duggar family compound in Tontitown, Arkansas.
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