Star of TLC’s Hit Show The Willis Family Charged With Raping CHILD [DETAILS] [VIDEO]

Star of TLC’s Hit Show The Willis Family Charged With Raping CHILD [DETAILS] [VIDEO]

The TLC network can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to their stars. We are all familiar with Josh Duggar’s troubles with the law. Now it seems the patriarch of the Willis family has his own problems. In a startling development, Toby Willis, father of 12 children and head of TLC’s The Willis Family has been arrested and charged with the rape of a child.

The incident allegedly took place 12 years ago and involved an underaged child. Willis is now 46 years old. He resides in Nashville, TN, but was arrested in Kentucky after attempting to flee.

While details are yet to be released, and the crime at this point is alleged, these kinds of crimes against children will always come back to haunt those who commit them. From the moment an adult engages in inappropriate sexual contact with a minor, the clock starts ticking on when he or she will be discovered and arrested, even if it takes years, in this case 12 years.

Mr. Willis’ oldest child is 24, that means that when this incident is alleged to have occurred, that child was 12 and he had numerous other children of a younger age. What kind of man engages in this reprehensible behavior with a child, a child very much like the children he has in his own home? Committing sexual crimes has repercussions over a lifetime. The offender, in addition to jail time, will spend the rest of his days labeled as a sex offender, will have to register as such in his state and will never be able to work around children or live near a school. Not to mention the sad fact that his own children will lose his presence in the home, will have to know that he had a sexual encounter with someone else’s child and will be scarred by the stigma Mr. Willis has now brought to his family if this all proves to be true.

The Willis family needs our prayers and our help. The pain and distress of his wife and children cannot even be imagined. May the truth come to light, whether guilty or innocent. And may those who can, demonstrate support and love for the family as they experience what is surely a world-rocking event in their family life. It’s all very sad. See video below:

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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