'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden gets life in prison for rape

He’s locked and loaded to spend the rest of his existence behind bars.

After being found guilty last month of the aggravated rape and forcible rape of two victims, “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden was handed two life sentences to be served concurrently in addition to 40 years in prison Thursday.

In 2013 and 2014, Hayden raped the younger victim repeatedly beginning when she was 11 years old, the Advocate reports.

The older victim was 12 when he first assaulted her in the early 1990s.

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The victims are now 15 and 37, with both coming forward to provide testimony during the trial.

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Will Hayden appeared on “Sons of Guns” alongside his daughter and her husband as they operated Red Jacket Firearms.

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Hayden also testified in his defense and denied any allegations of rape.

Centered around the firearm-manufacturing business Hayden founded, “Sons of Guns” ran from 2011 to 2014 on Discovery Channel up until the charges against the 51-year-old became public.

Hayden initially claimed the allegations were the result of the younger victim’s mother being an angry ex-girlfriend.

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