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'Willis Family' star Toby Willis appears in court after child rape charge

Fox411: Toby Willis charged with raping child 12 years ago

 

"The Willis Family" star Toby Willis appeared in court Monday after being charged with child rape this past Friday.

Willis did not have an attorney, a Muhlenberg County, Kentucky circuit court spokesperson told FOX411.

According to the circuit court clerk's office, Willis did not oppose extradition. This means that the state of Tennessee has 60 days to bring him back to their state to face charges. Willis will be given an opportunity to enter a plea when he is formally charged in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged Willis with one count of child rape after an investigation revealed a sexual encounter he allegedly had with a child in 2002.

"TBI Agents arrested the 46-year-old in Greenville, Kentucky, where he travelled in an effort to avoid law enforcement, and charged him with one count of Rape of a Child," the press release said. "The investigation into Willis remains active and ongoing."

"The Willis Family" premiered last year on TLC and follows Willis, his wife Brenda and their 12 children whose names all start with the letter "J." The family of entertainers first became known when they reached the quarterfinals on season 9 of "America's Got Talent" in 2014.

Before their TLC show, they had a reality show on GAC called "The Willis Clan."

"TLC did not renew The Willis Family and new episodes have not aired since April 2016. We are shocked to hear this news," the network told FOX411.

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