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

Published: Sep. 8, 2014 at 6:47 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - 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.

Hayden was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on Friday. However, he remains locked up in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, so a hold was placed on him. If Hayden pays the $250,000 bond to get out of jail in East Baton Rouge Parish, he will be transferred back to jail in Livingston Parish.

His bond on the aggravated rape charge in Livingston Parish is $100,000 and $25,000 for the indecent behavior with a juvenile charge.

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

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