'Sons of Guns' reality star pleads not guilty to rape - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

'Sons of Guns' reality star pleads not guilty to rape

William Hayden (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office) William Hayden (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
  • Links Mentioned on WAFBMore>>

  • Grand jury indicts 'Sons of Guns' star on rape counts

    Grand jury indicts 'Sons of Guns' star on rape counts

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 4:40 PM EST2014-12-17 21:40:30 GMT
    Wednesday, December 17 2014 4:40 PM EST2014-12-17 21:40:32 GMT
    Court officials confirmed William Hayden, a star on the canceled reality television series "Sons of Guns," was indicted Wednesday on multiple rape counts.More >>
    Court officials confirmed William Hayden, a star on the canceled reality television series "Sons of Guns," was indicted Wednesday on multiple rape counts.More >>
  • 2 'Sons of Guns' reality stars arrested on cruelty to juvenile charges

    2 'Sons of Guns' reality stars arrested on cruelty to juvenile charges

    Friday, October 24 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-10-24 21:16:27 GMT
    Friday, October 24 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-10-25 00:43:35 GMT
    Two stars of the now canceled reality show "Sons of Guns" have been arrested on child abuse charges. A warrant was issued Friday by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for the arrest of Kristafor Ford and his wife Stephanie Hayden. More >>
    Two stars of the now canceled reality show "Sons of Guns" have been arrested on child abuse charges. A warrant was issued Friday by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for the arrest of Kristafor Ford and his wife Stephanie Hayden. More >>
  • 'Sons of Guns' reality show star speaks out about alleged abuse

    'Sons of Guns' reality show star speaks out about alleged abuse

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:52:54 GMT
    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:17:57 GMT
    Stephanie Hayden Ford, "Sons of Guns" reality TV show star and husband Kris (Source: Patriot Promotions)Stephanie Hayden Ford, "Sons of Guns" reality TV show star and husband Kris (Source: Patriot Promotions)
    One of the stars of the "Sons of Guns" reality show made new allegations of abuse on the Dr. Phil show Thursday afternoon.Will Hayden's daughter Stephanie Hayden Ford told Dr. Phil that she believes there are other victims.More >>
    One of the stars of the "Sons of Guns" reality show made new allegations of abuse on the Dr. Phil show Thursday afternoon.Will Hayden's daughter Stephanie Hayden Ford told Dr. Phil that she believes there are other victims.More >>
  • 4 alleged victims come forward, 'Sons of Guns' reality TV star charged with aggravated rape

    4 alleged victims come forward, 'Sons of Guns' reality TV star charged with aggravated rape

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:47:55 GMT
    Monday, September 8 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:56:10 GMT
    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.More >>
    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.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Former 'Sons of Guns' reality show star, Will Hayden, appeared in a East Baton Rouge Parish courtroom Thursday morning for his arraignment by a State District Judge. He pleaded not guilty to the three rape charges against him.

The 49-year-old man is charged with two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape. A total of four victims have made claims against the founder of Red Jacket Firearms.

An aggravated rape conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Hayden was initially arrested on Aug. 8, 2014 on charges of molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature for alleged sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl in connection with an incident that allegedly happened on August 4.

Detectives then re-booked Hayden on August 26 on a charge of aggravated rape related to that same girl.

About a month after the initial arrest, detectives said more charges were filed against Hayden after a woman reported he had allegedly raped her 22 years ago when she was 12 years old.

Hayden also faces charges of aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile in Livingston Parish. Detectives there said the rape charge is from March 2013 involving a girl who was 11 years old at the time. They added another girl came forward and told them she was a victim of Hayden's in 1995 when she was 12 or 13 years old.

The Discovery Channel announced the "Sons of Guns" series was canceled after Hayden was first arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a 12-year-old.

A motions hearing for Hayden is scheduled for April 21, 2015. In Livingston Parish, an arraignment hearing for Haydebn is scheduled for January 15, 2015 with the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Copyright WAFB 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly