Former “Sons of Guns” reality TV actor, Will Hayden, will be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of raping two preteen girls.
It took just 1 hour for the jury to come back with a verdict, but inevitability found Hayden, 51, guilty on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape.
Hayden, of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, will be sentenced in May, however, aggravated rape carries a mandatory life sentence.
According to The Advocate, Hayden’s victims, a 15-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman, cried and hugged as state District Judge Mike Erwin read the verdicts. The 15-year-old accuser testified that Hayden repeatedly raped her in 2013 and 2014 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. She decided to come forward when news broke of Hayden’s first arrest in 2014.
An investigation of Hayden began back in 2014, when his former personal assistant at Red Jacket Firearms, Rebecca Ramsey, reportedly walked in on her then boss kissing the (15-year-old) girl in the living room of his Greenwell Springs home.
Hayden faces sex crimes charges in Livingston Parish, including an aggravated rape count involving the 15-year-old and a sex crime charge involving his oldest daughter and former “Sons of Guns” co-star Stephanie Hayden. She talked about her horrific experience on the “Dr. Phil” show in 2014.