TLC Star Toby Willis Arrested On Child Rape Charges

Posted on Mar 18 2017 - 1:22pm by Dani-K

The TLC show, The Willis Family patriarch, Toby Willis, was arraigned in Tennessee court on Monday, March 13, on four counts of child rape.

Willis pleaded not guilty and will reportedly have his day in court beginning July 18. Willis was arrested last September on one count of child rape after an alleged sexual encounter with an underage girl, 12 years ago. Willis fled the state and hitchhiked to Kentucky.

The warrant obtained from the Muhlenberg County District Court in Kentucky read in part that Willis “unlawfully violated the laws of Tennessee having been charged the commission of a crime (rape of a child) and having fled from justice.”

At the time of the original arrest, Willis’ wife released a statement asking for privacy for her and her 12 children.

“As these are very trying times for the Willis family, I kindly ask all to respect our family’s privacy. As a mother of 12, my first priority remains with my children and helping them through this traumatic event.” 

The Willis Family show premiered in May 2015 after the musical family was discovered on America’s Got Talent. After two seasons, The Willis Family was not renewed and new episodes were not shown in April 2016, after the rape allegations surfaced.

The couple’s children, 8 boys and 4 girls, aged 6 – 24, all have names beginning with the letter J. 


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  • Mental Iceberg ????

    Huh. Is this another Quiverfull family like the Duggars? And wtf is the fascination with the letter J for these people?

    Speaking of Duggars, Josh and his wife are apparently expecting their 5th kid.

    • ALegWithWings

      I think they are low key Quiverfull. They aren’t as open about it as the Duggars. One of the most disturbing things I’ve read about the Quiverfull movement is that they blanket train their babies. (That means they put a baby on a blanket and inflict pain upon the baby if it tries to crawl off of it.) If that isn’t baby brainwashing, I don’t know what is!

      • Authentic

        What the heck is Quiverful movement?
        Uugghh…Sad what they do to babies!! Confused and disturbed.

        • ALegWithWings

          A cult of fundamentalist Christian couples who have like 20 kids so they can take over the world in the future. I’m not sh!tting you. That’s basically their mission statement. When the Duggar molestation scandal happened I found a worksheet on how they deal with sexual abuse. The worksheet blames the victim for what has happened to them and tells them the abuse will strengthen their faith in God.

          • Mental Iceberg ????

            It’s like a cult.

            The kids are homeschooled, and only interact with other kids that belong to their sect. Usually their internet and tv is strictly limited so they don’t really get a glimpse to the rest of the world. Info they get it is from pastors, their parents, other adults in the sect.

            And the girls? They are groomed to be obedient to their husbands, and breeding children. They are trained to have sex on command with their husbands. If their husbands stray, it’s their fault. If their husbands abuse them, It’s their fault. They are taught zero skills on how to cope in the “outside” world, so they can’t leave their husbands if they even wanted to.

      • Mental Iceberg ????


    • italiano bambino
      • Mental Iceberg ????

        Lol ????

  • italiano bambino

    Disgusting pig

  • Contessa Bel Raven

    I just pray he didn’t touch his daughters. Too often, such as with the Duggars and the court system the victim feels like they have been raped again my family and the courts. They are made to feel even more dirty and ashamed. It is one of the reasons why is not reported. Molestation is rape, plain and simple.

    • Guessy

      I don’t want to judge but when you see a man with so many children, it makes you wonder. They pretty much use the woman as a breeder for their deprived sexual purposes. Just as the 18 and counting and so many more..

      • Contessa Bel Raven

        I have no issue with having many children if you can afford them and it is a mutual decision that the wife has the power to be heard/her feelings seriously taken into account if she does not want any more. What I too have issue with is the way they treat the wives as breeders and their daughter’s as future breeders. I also loathe the way that women are made responsible for a man’s lack of self-control. Cover up so you don’t tempt some man; it’s your fault (the females) that you were molested or raped; you are my property to do with as I wish and if you hadn’t made me made I wouldn’t have to beat you; etc.

  • Roe

    After the Duggars and Honey Boo Boo to me TLC Stands for…TOUCH LITTLE CHILDREN !!!
    Disgusting !

    • aemish

      THIS comment deserves a massive *******round of applause*******!


  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    TLC sure knows how to pick’em. But no worries; give it a year and WE will pick them up. See Exhibit A: Mama June: From Not to Hot.

  • the underground train

    Wow! Never watched this show but, if he was innocent he why would he have fled? And if he had something like this in hus background why in the world would he go on a reality tv show!?

  • DaisyMae2011

    This is shocking. I watched this show a couple of times and never got the creep vibe from this guy (like I do from Jim Bob Duggar). And that mug shot! Now that is creepy, and looks nothing like him from the show. I really hope it’s not true, but why flee if you’re not guilty?