In case you were avoiding the horrifying case of Will Hayden — and we cannot blame you — we are glad we can report some modicum of justice in the end.
The star of Sons Of Guns, a Discovery Channel reality show about the day-to-day business at a Louisiana gun shop, was convicted of aggravated rape and forcible rape charges last month.
Both victims testified Hayden raped them when they were just 12 years old. The first, who is now 37, says Hayden raped her twice in the early 90s. This was followed by a 15-year-old who testified Hayden raped her repeatedly in 2013 and 2014, starting when she was only 11.
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Hayden still denies the charges, but it took the jury only an hour to come back with a guilty verdict. Reports say the two victims cried and hugged as the verdict was read aloud.
Now the former realty star has been sentenced, given TWO life sentences plus another 40 years on Thursday.
Interestingly enough, Hayden was also arrested back in 2014 for aggravated incest on the accusation that he molested their oldest daughter, a costar on his show, before being indicted on the rape counts.
That case is still pending, and Hayden is due back in court in July.
[Image via East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.]
Sons Of Guns Star Sentenced To Life In Prison For Raping Two 12-Year-Olds