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Dec 18 2014

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‘Sons of Guns’ Star William Hayden Indicted on More Child Rape Charges

The former reality TV star was indicted on charges of aggravated rape and forcible rape by a grand jury Wednesday. He was previously charged with raping his 12-year-old daughter.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:33 PM
Former reality television star Will Hayden was indicted on rape charges by a grand jury Wednesday.
Former reality television star Will Hayden was indicted on rape charges by a grand jury Wednesday.

AP

Former “Sons of Guns” reality star William Hayden is facing more charges of raping children.

An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted the 49-year-old on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape Wednesday.

Hayden is charged with raping a pre-teen girl repeatedly, from a little after her 11th birthday in March 2013 until August of this year, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

He is also accused of raping another woman, now in her 30s, when she was a pre-teen about 22 years ago. She told police she was staying with Hayden’s family at the time after her house burned down and did not think her family would believe her, according to the Advocate.

Hayden is already facing charges in Livingston Parish for sexually abusing his 12-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The Red Jacket Firearms founder was arrested in August for “orally and vaginally” raping his 12-year-old daughter, according to police.

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore could not confirm whether the new charges involve the same child from Livingston Parish.

Stephanie Hayden Ford appeared on ‘Sons of Guns’ with her father Will Hayden. She later said he sexually abused her as a child.
Stephanie Hayden Ford appeared on ‘Sons of Guns’ with her father Will Hayden. She later said he sexually abused her as a child.
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Hayden’s other daughter and former TV co-star, Stephanie Hayden Ford, came forward with allegations that Hayden sexually abused her as a child.

The father came into Ford’s bedroom drunk one night, she said on the talk show “Dr. Phil.” He began pinching and kissing her while trying to remove her clothes, she said. She escaped his advances, which never happened again, she said.

Aggravated rape convictions in Louisiana carry a mandatory life sentence without parole. If Hayden is convicted of forcible rape, he could face five to 40 years in prison.

He is being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on $350,000 bail.

“Sons of Guns,” a Discovery Channel show centering on life in Hayden’s custom gun shop, was canceled after Hayden’s arrest in August.

rblidner@nydailynews.com