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“Sons of Guns” reality star Will Hayden sentenced to lif-in-prison for rape of two underage girls

May 12, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
“Sons of Guns” reality star Will Hayden sentenced to lif-in-prison for rape of two underage girls

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A Louisiana judge has sentenced disgraced former “Sons of Guns” reality star Will Hayden to life in prison on Thursday for the rape of two minors.

A jury convicted Will Hayden in April on two counts of aggravated rape and a single count of forcible rape in the sexual assault of two girls.

As a result, the judge sentenced the 51-year-old Hayden to two life terms plus 40 years, to run concurrently without the possibility of parole, The Advocate reported.

One of the two victims appeared in court when the sentence was handed down.

Will Hayden was handed two life sentences on Thursday

As she left the courtroom, the now 37-year-old woman smiled and said: “thank God.” The younger victim who is now 15, did not attend the court proceeding.

During the trial, the engaged, mother-of-three tearfully testified how Hayden had raped her on two instances during the 1990’s when she was 12 and 13 years old.

The woman told the court how the first rape incident occurred in Hayden’s apartment after they smoked marijuana.

“The next thing I remember is him on top of me,” the victim testified. “I was scared. I didn’t know what was happening. I wanted to leave and I couldn’t.”

The Discovery Channel canceled “Sons of Guns” following Hayden’s arrest

The younger victim, who was 11 and 12 at the time, also testified how she was repeatedly raped in 2013 and 2014.

The teen said the sexual assaults occurred in Hayden’s home and his truck.

Although Will Hayden refuted the allegations during the trial, it took less than an hour for the jury to return a guilty verdict.

Hayden still faces charges in connection with an incident involving his daughter Stephanie Hayden pictured above

Additionally, Hayden still faces two other charges, one related to the same 15-year-old victim and the second in connection with an incident involving his daughter, Stephanie in the mid-1990’s.

During a 2014 appearance on the Dr. Phil Show, Stephanie Hayden said her father entered her bedroom drunk one night and made sexual advances toward her.

The woman said she managed to escape her father’s grasps that night, but maintained that he never touched her inappropriately again.

The Discovery channel subsequently canceled “Sons of Guns” following Hayden’s arrest.

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