‘Sons of Guns’ Star Sentenced To Life For Raping Preteens

He is also charged for having an incestual relationship with his daughter.

Actor Will Hayden, who starred in the Discovery Channel reality show Sons of Guns has been sentenced to life raping two preteen girls in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The sexual assaults took place over a span of 20 years, The Advocate reported.

According to an NBC affiliate in Louisiana, Hayden was found guilty in April on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape. On Thursday he was given two life sentences, plus 40 years. He is ineligible for probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

His victims are now aged 15 and 37. Both said they were raped by Hayden in emotional testimonies during the trial. The 37-year-old victim said she was assaulted in the 1990s when she was 12 and 13-years-old. The other victim said she was 12 when she was raped.

"Sons of Guns" aired on the Discovery Channel from 2011 until 2014. It featured a custom gun shop in Baton Rouge. The show was canceled after Hayden's first arrest in 2014.

Hayden also is charged with aggravated incest of his oldest daughter and former "Sons of Guns" co-star Stephanie Hayden. According to The Advocate she appeared on the "Dr. Phil" show in 2014 and confessed her father entered her bedroom 20 years ago, kissing her while trying to take her clothes off. 

[East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office]

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