|Toby Nathaniel Willis|
(Scroll down for video) The Willis Family star Toby Willis was arrested on a charge of child rape after being accused of raping a young girl, according to police in Tennessee.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged 46-year-old Toby Nathaniel Willis of Ashland City, in connection to an ongoing child rape investigation.
At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, police began investigating Willis.
During the course of the investigation, agents received information that Willis had a sexual encounter with an underage female.
The investigation into Willis remains active and ongoing. Willis was located in Greenville, Kentucky, where he traveled in an effort to avoid law enforcement.
He was charged with one count of rape of a child. He was being held in the Muhlenberg County Jail without bond. The Willis Family was an American reality television show about a musical family, airing on TLC.
The show followed a family of 14 from Nashville, Tennessee, demonstrating their musical and dancing skills while sharing talents and balancing a life at home.
The family of entertainers, who are known as The Willis Clan, reached the quarter finals of season 9 of America's Got Talent.
Parents Toby and Brenda Willis have 12 children, eight girls and four boys, all of whose names begin with the letter "J." After the news of Toby’s arrest, the show was canceled.