Reality star arrested in KY, charged with child rape
GREENVILLE, Ky. (CNN/WTVQ) – Toby Willis, 46, was arrested in Greenville, Kentucky Friday and is charged with one count of child rape.
Willis is the patriarch of the TLC reality show, “The Willis Family”.
Authorities arrested Willis for an alleged sexual encounter with an underage girl nearly 12 years ago. Investigators say that Willis is from Tennessee, but fled to Kentucky to avoid police.
“The Willis Family” has aired on TLC for two seasons and focuses on Toby Willis, his wife, their 12 children and their music careers.
The children range in age from eight to 24 years old.
According to the TLC Network, the show has been cancelled since Willis’ arrest.
The network also released a statement saying they were “shocked to here this news”.
Willis is being held without bond. He is expected to extradited back to Tennessee.