The Hills star Heidi Montag's father arrested on child sex abuse charges
The Hills star Heidi Montag's father Bill has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse and incest.
The 67-year-old, who rarely featured on the MTV reality show with his daughters Heidi and Holly, was arrested in Colorado on Thursday.
He was charged with three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, and one charge of aggravated incest.
The charges, which are classified as felonies, carry a total maximum prison term of 12 years.
The complainant says she was abused at least 50 times, beginning when she was 13 between 1993 to 1998.
Due to the statute of limitations, he can only be charged for crimes committed after July 1, 1996, when the alleged victim was 16.
Neither Holly nor Heidi fit the age profile and sources told TMZ that Heidi is standing by her father.
Bill divorced the reality stars' mother Darlene when they were both children.
He was arrested at Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, where he works, and has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.