It looks like the star of Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Guns” show and owner of Red Jacket Firearms, William Hayden, has been arrested for a second time on charges related to the sexual assault of a minor.
According to WAFB,
The founder and owner of Red Jacket Firearms in Baton Rouge, LA was arrested again, but this time his charge is aggravated rape of a 12-year-old. The U.S. Marshal in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested William Hayden around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The charges stem from an accusation made by a teenage girl, who alleges years of abuse. According to NOLA.com,
The alleged victim told deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office that since March 2013, that Hayden had raped her almost daily, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The victim says Hayden took her virginity when she was 11-year-old and would allegedly take her in his bedroom and rape, according to the affidavit. The victim told authorities she did not report the acts because she feared physical abuse from Hayden.
TMZ has more information,
TMZ has obtained arrest docs in Hayden’s case … and Hayden’s daughter is now backing up the allegations. She told investigators Hayden took her virginity in March, 2013 when she was 11-years-old. She said she was orally and vaginally raped almost daily, but did not report it because he threatened her physically.
According to the docs, the victim says Hayden told her, “Don’t tell them nothing, because I’m all you got.”
Red Jacket Firearms, the company Hayden started, posted the following on their Facebook page following the charges today,
Hayden was previously arrested for molestation of a juvenile this month, but the family vehemently denied those charges and claimed they were the result of a former ex-girlfriend looking to hurt Hayden’s reputation.
There is currently no statement from Hayden’s family on this most recent arrest.