On Tuesday, we reported on news that Jana Duggar’s longtime friend Caleb Williams has been accused of sexual assault.
Earlier this year, there were rumors that Jana and Caleb were dating, but neither party ever confirmed those reports.
A source close to the Duggar family exclusively informed The Hollywood Gossip that Caleb had been arrested for having sex with an underage girl.
“Caleb has been arrested for Criminal Sex with a minor [in] Logan County Illinois,” the insider wrote in an email to THG.
“Duggar family better check their little ones! This is a dangerous fella. Williams are trying their best to cover it up.”
The tipster went on to inform us that Caleb’s brother was recently arrested for child abuse.
And apparently, the well-heeled Williams family has been working hard to ensure that both men avoid prison sentences:
“Both boys were avoiding arrest warrants by changing address and hiding in their homes when paper were trying to be served,” says the source.
Obviously, that didn’t work.
For many, the situation brings to mind the infamous Josh Duggar sex scandals of 2015, during which, it was revealed that Jana’s older brother had molested five young girls.
(It is not currently known if Jana was one of his victims.)
One important difference, however, is that Caleb might not find it quite so easy to avoid jail.
According to Radar Online, Caleb has a court date coming up in January, and prosecutors aren’t taking any chances.
Williams was indicted on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault in November.
He is currently on probation and is not permitted to leave the state of Illinois or have contact with anyone under the age of 18.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, Caleb stands accused of “placing his finger and his penis inside of a minor who was between the ages of 13 to 17.”
The crimes allegedly occurred “on or between May 29, 2015 through August 1, 2016,” and “on or between August 1, 2016 through May 31, 2018.”
Caleb spent one night in jail when he was first arrested, but he was reportedly bailed out by his mother.
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.