Will Hayden, the former reality star in the series Sons of Guns, was found guilty of raping two girls in Louisiana on Friday.
The 51-year-old was convicted of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape. He is facing life behind bars.
The man’s victims, a 15-year-old and a 37-year-old, sobbed and hugged in the Baton Rouge courtroom as the jury’s verdicts were announced.
The Discovery Channel terminated Sons of Guns after Hayden’s legal issues began to surface.
His 15-year-old victim told the jury that Hayden continuously assaulted her over the course of a year-and-a-half in 2013 and 2014 beginning when she was only 11-years-old.
His former staffer Rebecca Ramsey testified that she walked in on Hayden in 2014 kissing the girl in his residence, and filed a report with East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office the day after.
During Wednesday’s testimony, the young teen said that she was engaging in oral sex with Will Hayden as Ramsey walked in.
The girl then indicated on Thursday that she was raped by Hayden and was forced to perform oral sex, and that also Hayden bought her contraceptive gel.
She also alleged that as a way of dealing with the sexual assault, she began cutting herself, and started smoking and drinking.
A 37-year-old woman also testified that Hayden sexually abused her in the 1990s when she was 12-years-old.
She claimed that Hayden asked if she wanted to get high in 1992 and that they smoked weed in his bedroom before he raped her.
The woman testified that he raped her again in 1991 at a friend’s house when she was on a couch and begged for him to stop.
She said: “He didn’t listen. I was so scared. I didn’t want to go through this. I remember feeling I must have done something wrong.”
Hayden rejected all of the rape accusations when he testified Thursday.
A prosecutor, Sonya Cardia-Porter, referred to Hayden as a “master manipulator” who lied to the jury in a “well-rehearsed” manner.
Hayden sentencing is scheduled for May, but his aggravated rape conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life behind bars.
He is facing unrelated rape charges in Livingston Parish and has a trial set for July. An aggravated rape charge stems from the 15-year-old girl and a sex crime charge concerning his adult daughter Stephanie Hayden.
In an appearance on Dr. Phil in 2014, Stephanie revealed that her father once drunkenly came into her room and kissed her.