'Sons of Guns' Star Will Hayden Convicted Of Rape

Former Discovery Channel star Will Hayden of “Sons of Guns” fame has been convicted of raping two girls.

Former “Sons of Guns” reality TV star Will Hayden was convicted Friday of raping two girls in Louisiana. He faces a sentence of life in prison.

The Advocate reports that Hayden’s victims, a 15-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman, cried and hugged in a Baton Rouge courtroom as the jury’s unanimous verdicts were announced.

Hayden was found guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape.

The Discovery Channel canceled the “Sons of Guns” series amid Hayden’s legal troubles.

His 15-year-old victim told jurors that Hayden repeatedly raped her over the course of a year-and-a-half, when she was 11 and 12 years old. The 37-year-old woman testified that Hayden raped her in the early 1990s, when she was 12 and 13.


Hayden will be sentenced in May. The aggravated rape charges carry a mandatory life sentence.

He faces another rape trial in July in Livingston Parish.

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