Jessica Willis (b. 1992) was sexually abused by her father, Tony Willis, patriarch of the reality TV family The Willis Clan. According to Jessica, her mother Brenda Willis knew about the abuse, but no charges were filed against Brenda. Jessica and her eleven siblings (7 girls and 4 boys, b. 1993-2010) were homeschooled. Jessica believes some of her other siblings may have been abused as well, although no charges were filed on their behalf.
The Willises moved from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN in 2001. The abuse took place in 2002. It came to light in 2016 when Jessica’s friend reported it to the police. Willis fled the state to escape arrest. He was caught and pleaded guilty to four counts of child rape. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Date: September 9, 2016
Location: Nashville, Tennessee