Reality TV Dad Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

Courtesy of Muhlenberg County Jail
Toby Willis

Toby Willis, the father on 'The Willis Family,' pleaded guilty to four counts of child rape.

The father of reality TV’s The Willis Family has pleaded guilty to four counts of child rape.

News outlets report 47-year-old Toby Willis entered his plea Tuesday in Cheatham County Circuit Court and will spend a total of 40 years in jail.

He was arrested in September 2016 after a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation story found that Willis had a sexual encounter with an underage girl about 12 years ago.

Willis, his wife, Brenda, and their 12 children performed Irish-inspired roots music as the Willis Clan, advancing to the quarter finals of America’s Got Talent, and starring in a since-canceled TLC show for two seasons.

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