There is stunning news out for fans of the Willis family, the family singing group that goes by The Willis Clan and has had their own show on TLC. Reports indicate that Toby Willis, the father of the family, is facing charges in an ongoing child rape investigation. What's known about the situation so far?

Toby Willis has been arrested in Kentucky

According to WSMV, Toby Willis, 46, was just arrested in Kentucky and he is facing one count of rape of a child. The Willis Clan member allegedly had a sexual encounter about 12 years ago with an underage girl and he apparently tried to elude arrest this week.

Due to the fact that he had tried to avoid arrest, he is now being held in jail without bond. Authorities will work to extradite him and he will be held without bond when he is returned to Cheatham County in Tennessee as well.

WKRN notes that Willis was taken into custody Friday evening and the investigation is active and ongoing. The investigation reportedly began on August 29, but nothing more in the way of specifics regarding the case has been detailed as of yet. This will surely have many fans buzzing, as it is certainly reminiscent of the last big TLC network scandal regarding the Duggar family.

The Toby Willis allegations remind many of the Josh Duggar scandal

As all 19 Kids and Counting and Jill & Jessa: Counting On fans know, TLC faced complicated decisions when it emerged that Josh Duggar had made inappropriate sexual contact with several of his sisters when he was a young man.

The Duggar family faced additional scandal, and 19 Kids was canceledafter it emerged that Josh had also been using the Ashley Madison website to commit adultery.

Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and several of the other siblings are back with their own show now that fans have embraced, but TLC has lost many advertisers along the way due to the scandal.

Now the buzz has been that they are facing pressure from their parents to let Josh appear, surely in an effort to rehab his image.

Willis case causes more chaos and scandal for TLC

As the Tennessean notes, the Willis Clan is a family of 14 with 12 children who formed a country music band. The Willis Clan first landed on reality television during Season 9 of America's Got Talent, and then Toby, wife Brenda, and the 12 children scored their own show on TLC titled The Willis Family.

The network has aired two seasons of the show, with the last new episode airing this past April. While fans have been hoping to see the show return with more episodes, it looks like the network has now wiped their website clean of anything related to the family. It would appear that the family's Twitter page is gone as well, although for now, their Facebook page is still up.

Fans will certainly be doing plenty of speculating about these child rape allegations against Toby Willis. While the name of the young girl involved surely will not be released, additional details certainly will emerge and it sounds as if this Willis Clan family patriarch is in some very serious trouble.

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