TLC's 'Willis Family' Father Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

TLC’s ‘Willis Family’ Dad

Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

7/11/2017 10:20 AM PDT

Toby Willis — the dad from TLC’s “The Willis Family” — is heading to prison for up to 40 years for raping a child more than a decade ago.

Willis pled guilty to 4 counts of child rape Tuesday in court in Cheatham County, Tennessee. He received two 25-year sentences and two 40-year sentences to run concurrently … and we’re told he won’t get out until 2057.

As we reported … the TLC star was arrested in September after an investigation revealed he had a sexual encounter approximately 12 years ago with an underage female.

“The Willis Family” featured Toby, his wife and their 12 children between the ages of 5 and 24 who make up a country music band. The show was canceled shortly after Willis’ arrest.

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