At this point, we’re starting to wonder just how many alleged victims there may be:
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported William Hayden, a star on the reality television series “Sons of Guns,” has been arrested there on charges of aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile. This makes four alleged victims and three different charges of aggravated rape and one charge of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Hayden, 49, faces two aggravated rape charges in East Baton Rouge Parish and an aggravated rape and an indecent behavior with a juvenile charge in Livingston Parish. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office just added a forcible rape charge on Monday to the list of charges he was booked on there.
Detectives in Livingston Parish said the rape charge is from March 2013 involving a girl who was 11 years old at the time. They added another girl recently came forward and told them she was a victim of Hayden’s in 1995 when she was 12 or 13 years old. He is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile from those allegations.
At least three of Hayden’s alleged victims are family members. The only one that has come forward publicly is Hayden’s older daughter and fellow “Sons of Guns” star, Stephanie Hayden Ford, who will controversially be discussing the situation on daytime television’s “Dr. Phil.”
Our prayers go out to the many families affected by this apparent betrayal.
Update: Curiously, a sentence in the press release suggests that it was yet another woman who was responsible for revealing the abuse.
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