NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is asking the public’s help in finding people who may have had contact with the man now charged in connection to an ongoing child rape investigation.
Toby Willis, the father of the Willis Clan, was arrested and charged with child rape last week.
The TBI says they began investigating him on Aug. 29 and alleged he had a sexual encounter with an underage girl about 12 years ago.
Willis, 46, was arrested in Greenville, Kentucky, last Friday where the TBI says he traveled to avoid law enforcement.
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Agents have since learned Willis hitchhiked sometime between Monday, Sept. 5 and Tuesday, Sept. 6 from Shepherdsville, just south of Louisville, to Greenville, which is about 115 miles away.
The TBI wants to find and speak with the people who gave him rides as part of the investigation.
Anyone with information that may be of assistance should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
At the time of this release, Willis remained in the custody of the Muhlenberg County jail on a fugitive from justice warrant.
He waived extradition during a court hearing Monday and will soon be transported to Cheatham County, Tennessee, where he will be held without bond.
Willis and his family were stars of the hit TLC reality show “The Willis Family.” It followed the singing group, which consists of 12 children, as they performed around the country.