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'Sons of Guns' star arrested for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter


The star of a hit reality television show has reportedly been arrested for repeatedly raping his own 12-year-old daughter.

"Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden, 44, was arrested Tuesday in Louisiana by U.S. Marshals and charged with aggravated rape of a child – his second arrest in as many weeks for child molestation.

Hayden's daughter told authorities that he orally and vaginally raped her on an almost-daily basis since March 2013, TMZ reported, citing arrest documents.

She was only 11-years-old when he reportedly took her virginity.

"Don't tell them nothing, because I'm all you got," the young girl told police her father said, according to the affidavit.

Hayden was originally arrested two weeks ago near Baton Rouge on a charge of suspicion of child molestation.

He was released on a $150,000 bond and claimed to TMZ at the time that the child's mother – his ex-girlfriend – was lying in a vindictive attempt to get back at him after the breakdown of their relationship.

The Discovery Channel show, centered on the gun making business Red Jacket Firearms outside Baton Rogue, has since been cancelled.

"Red Jacket Firearms LLC has initiated and received full legal separation as an entity, from William M. Hayden," the statement read. "With heavy hearts, we will be continuing to operate and ensure the fulfillment of new customer orders, back orders and to provide support to those affected by these new developments."

"Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of 'Sons of Guns' and cancel the series," Discovery rep Lori Goldberg told AOL News.

An AOL search of Discovery's website revealed all evidence of the show's existence has been scrubbed from public view.

When asked how long ago that happened, Goldberg said: "all I have is the statement, good bye."

A Facebook post from Stephanie Hayden, the accused child rapist's daughter, shot down rumors of the show's demise. That has been deleted since appearing in a Fox News article.

Hayden remains in federal custody.

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arakuzi August 27 2014 at 4:35 PM

This guy is a scam and a shame to everyone involved in the Firearms Industry.

BATFE busted him and daughter years ago for more than 20 uncounted firearms from his old business, they lost their licenses and the right to carry or deal with Firearms. The whole Show was a BS from the start, and surprised me that went on for so long, and why ATF did not stop him and daughter to be part of the show either.

Anyway, The ATF part is true and a fact, the rape allegations....if they are true, I hope this scum bag will meet big black bubba readneck hater in Jail

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moradadavislodi August 27 2014 at 4:29 PM

Reality television certainly does seem to deal with the scum of the earth for the most part.

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Dennis August 27 2014 at 4:35 PM

If the charges turn out to be true, he should be castrated and his prostate removed...along with spending the rest of his life in prison!!!

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projcontrols August 27 2014 at 4:34 PM

your typical gun owner : a unethical, pervert and child molester - lock them all up I say.

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timeclockpolicy August 27 2014 at 4:34 PM

Typical, strong "Family Values" hypocrite! In the United States all ya have to do is have the letters "REV" in front of your name, tell everyone you love or are in the military or boats about how "MORAL" you are and the sheep will fall all over you!

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ezncolo52 August 27 2014 at 4:59 PM

Staged 'reality' TV.

In the last show, Will Hayden should lose his 'little gun' !

If true justice could only prevail.

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CMEL57 August 27 2014 at 4:32 PM

Rot in jail you no good bas**rd.

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rousemedical August 27 2014 at 4:44 PM

This guy is the POSTER BOY for the NRA!!! hahahahahah

Wonder if LaPierre is screwing HIS kids?

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cza2129 August 27 2014 at 4:39 PM

So ANOTHER vindictive female is throwing out false accusations because SHE feels she "deserves" MORE. Thats what the headline should read.

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mg9mike August 27 2014 at 4:42 PM

Actually the whole bunch of them at Red Jacket are a whole bunch OFF !! Will, the daughter and that sack of SH+T she married all look and act like banjo pickers!!

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