'Sons of Guns' Star Will Hayden Arrested for Violating His Daughter 'Almost Daily'

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Wow, there's been some seriously disturbing news related to Discovery Channel's reality show Sons of Guns. The star, founder and owner of Red Jacket Firearms, Will Hayden, was arrested yesterday and charged with the aggravated rape of a 12-year-old child.

This is actually Hayden's second arrest, since he was booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature on August 9. At the time, Hayden claimed they were false claims made by the child's mother, but now the child herself has come forward with some extremely upsetting allegations.

Trigger warning: descriptions of sexual abuse ahead.

After his arrest on August 9, Hayden posted a $150,000 bond and was released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. The EBR Sheriff's office spokeswoman says that during that investigation, they received more information about the rapes, which allegedly occurred from March 2013 to July 2014.

The alleged victim told deputies that Hayden had raped her orally and vaginally almost daily after he took her virginity when she was just 11 years old. She says he would take her into his bedroom to commit these acts, and that she initially didn't disclose any information because Hayden allegedly threatened her physically, and told her, "Don't tell them nothing, because I'm all you got."

The U.S. Marshal in East Baton Rouge Pari arrested Hayden on Tuesday afternoon. He had an active warrant and was apprehended as a fugitive.

Red Jacket Firearms has posted the following on their Facebook page:

Today, Red Jacket Firearms has received complete legal separation as an entity, from Will Hayden. We will continue to operate, although with heavy hearts and promise to do everything in our power to fill customer orders, back orders and provide support to those affected by these new developments.

Hayden's older daughter Stephanie, who appears on Sons of Guns beside him, defended his innocence via Facebook after his first arrest:

This was a false allegation and unfortunately that's all it takes. My father is a good man, and ALL of his children love him very much and are truly sickened that a person would try to do this to our family. Its not right. You see the love we have for our family ... The one thing that really hurts us is that my sister is heartbroken that anyone could think this of her father. Its a nightmare ... please stand with us.

The man is innocent until proven guilty, but these are some pretty damning accusations. Considering the child herself is making the claims at this point, I'm thinking it's going to be a lot harder for people to believe his ex made up the story to seek revenge against him. Whatever the real story is, it's an awful development, and I hope justice is served one way or another soon.

What's your gut reaction to this second arrest? Do you think Will Hayden will end up serving time?

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sassy... sassykat122

My gut is that it is easy for parents to coerce children into saying things like this, to alienate kids from another parent. It is also easy for a parent who abuses their child to isolate them. Let the system work it's course.

kayba... kaybayblee3

I agree with Sassykat122.

tbruc... tbrucemom

Must be his stepdaughter? The title says daughter but I don't see anything in the article indicating the relationship.

lizzy14 lizzy14

My mom tried to make me make those types of allegations against my dad when I was around 10. My dad had custody of my brother and I and she thought that would get us back. She went as far as to make me write a fake journal and took me to a lawyer to tell them "my" story. Thankfully I knew right from wrong and the lawyer was smart enough to figure out it wasn't true. I can't imagine what that would have done to my dad. Fact of the matter is people are messed up. On the other hand I hate to doubt the girl because there is still that chance it's true.

Mom2S... Mom2Selena

A little girl made false accusations against my fiancée when I was pregnant with our daughter. He was arrested and spent 4 days in jail. It took over a year to get him cleared of all charges. It was all made up but we had to live with the consequences of her actions. So for me he will remain innocent until they have proof

nonmember avatar Lisa

I know this family personally and I don't believe, heck I know that Will Hayden would never do something so cruel and damaging to a child. I will forever stand beside Stephanie and Will.

nonmember avatar krystian

Maybe I take this personal.

But I will always and I mean always and 100% believe what a child says when it comes to this kind of thing. You the writer, and you women are the reason victims do not come forward right away. This is why most rapists go free because no one ever believe a the victim.

Now on the other hand, it could be all false. But if it was all false why didn't he turn himself in,when he knew there was a warrant out?

And what exactly is the relationship between him and her? As the title says daughter?

Patrick James Kelly

Well would anyone claim to be surprised? I mean it's not exactly like someone with an abnormal affinity towards guns should also be expected to have much in the way of character or morality. Shooting guns gives you a false sense of power and control for those who find such things fulfilling. I guess the same thing can be said about raping 12-year old girls.

Now who is going to be first to try and step up and claim this guy must have been a liberal?

nonmember avatar mcconk

Holy crap, Patrick James Kelly. I hope that comment was a joke, although not funny. You can't possibly draw a line from shooting guns to rape.


I refuse to believe the ex AND the girl until (and IF) there is valid evidence. Being a fan of his and his company, has nothing to do with it. He's innocent until proven guilty, and that girl may have been told to lie by her mother - which is just plain disturbing, but very possible.

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