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Toby Willis (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations)

Toby Willis from TLC's 'The Willis Family' was charged with child rape


Toby Willis, star of the TLC show "The Willis Family," has been arrested and charged with raping a child 12 years ago.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations  said it had been looking into the case for a month.

By Saturday night, the show had been removed from TLC's website. The network had not renewed the show, which features the musically talented Willis family, after its 2016 season ended in April,  <b>CNN reports</b>.

Some compared Willis, 46, to Josh Duggar, a former TLC star accused of molesting children.

Both families were conservative Christians and had children whose names all began with "J."

America's Got Talent S09E02 The Willis Clan 12 Member Family Band Too Cute

The Willis family also appeared on "America's Got Talent" in 2014, <b>People reports</b>. Here's a clip of their performance on that show.

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