Reports of Child Molestation in Dolezal Family Continue to Unravel

Reports of Child Molestation in Dolezal Family Continue to Unravel

Joshua Dolezal is accused of abusing Rachel and his adopted sister.

Published June 17, 2015

The Rachel Dolezal saga keeps unfolding and is getting more and more complicated and disturbing.

In court documents obtained by TMZ, Dolezal was allegedly attacked by her older brother, Joshua, when she was a teenager. The documents refer to a separate incident filed by Rachel's younger adopted sister, Esther. Joshua Dolezal, 39, is set to stand trial in August for four counts of sexual assault against Esther, which occurred in 2001 or 2002. The younger sister, who is now 20, said she was forced to perform oral sex.

“Don’t tell anyone or I’ll hurt you,” Joshua allegedly said, according to the Washington Post.

Joshua was arrested and charged for the incident in March 2014 and is out on bail.


Documents state that Joshua pulled up Rachel's shirt and abused her sexually in 1991. She was also forced to look at photos of African women in National Geographic magazine because her brother was "turned on by the black body and was curious about black women sexually." 

The Washington Post story also mentions that Rachel may have "orchestrated" Esther's allegations "to win custody of her brother Izaiah," who is Black. Izaiah now lives with Rachel in Spokane and she claims he is her son.

Drama within the family has continued to unfold in the last few days.

After Rachel's Today Show interview, her father Larry said that his daughter was lying about using brown crayons as opposed to peach. He said that she had not started "fantasizing" about blackness until she was in her 20s or 30s.

Rachel has been estranged from her parents since 2004, according to NY Daily News. They are denying the reports of child molestation in their family."

“If she’s alleging there was abuse in our family from years past, then it’s false and there’s no need to comment on anything of that nature,” Lawrence Dolezal told The Post. “That’s just utter falsehood.”

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