Star Of TLC’s The Willis Family Arrested, Charged With Child Rape In Twelve-Year Old Case

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This is SO bad.

Toby Willis, the father on TLC‘s popular show The Willis Family, and dad to an entire group of young musicians with growing careers, has been arrested after investigators revealed a sexual encounter he had with an underage girl.

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The investigation on Willis began in late August, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested him on Friday in Kentucky, after he had fled Tennessee trying to avoid the cops.

Sources say that Willis had a “sexual encounter” 12 years ago with what is only being described as an “underage” girl.

As for the show, it’s unclear what may come of it, but you wouldn’t expect anything good. TLC has already removed its page from their website.

Willis and his wife are parents to twelve children between the ages of 5 and 24 years old. Together, they make up a country music band.

Apparently, TLC made a decision back in May to NOT renew the show for its third season, so it appears they’ll be off TV, anyways.

Interestingly, the network claims to have done “extensive” background checks on Toby and the entire family, but nothing raised red flags. Hmm.

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In the meantime, Willis has been charged with one count of rape of a child, and is currently being held in jail without bond.


[Image via Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.]

Sep 10, 2016 4:32pm PDT

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