A former star of the TLC reality show, The Willis Family, has pled guilty to four counts of child rape. Toby Willis pled guilty on Tuesday and has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
According to People, the 47-year-old father of 12 received 25-year sentences on two rape counts and 40-year sentences on two other counts. He will serve his sentences concurrently.
In 2016, Willis was arrested and charged by the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation. During the course of the investigation, Authorities believe that Willis had a sexual encounter approximately 12 years prior with an underage female.
Willis’ victim was between 9 and 12 years old at the time of the abuse, according to the Tennessean.
[Photo: Cheatham County Jail]