EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A teenager is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl.
giovedì 13 luglio 2017
Reality TV star sentenced in another child rape case
Former "Sons of Guns" reality TV star William Hayden was sentenced in a Livingston Parish court on Wednesday (July 12) to a third life sentence for rape, WAFB reports.
About two months ago, a Baton Rouge judge ordered Hayden to serve two life prison terms after a jury there convicted him in a different rape case.
Hayden, whose A&E reality TV show about a Baton Rouge gun store was canceled after his arrest in 2014, pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of first-degree rape and aggravated incest, the TV station reports. He has the option of withdrawing the plea if he successfully appeals his sentence in the Baton Rouge case. The Livingston Parish case stems from two victims who came forward: one said he raped her in March 2013 when she was 11; the other said he sexually assaulted her in 1995 when she was 12 or 13.
In the Baton Rouge case, Hayden was convicted on April 7 of two counts of first-degree rape and one count of second-degree rape. His two victims testified during the trial: A 15-year-old said Hayden raped her multiple times when she was 11 and 12 years old, while a 37-year-old said he had raped her in the early 1990s. Hayden was sentenced in May to two life sentences, to run concurrently, plus 40 years, to run consecutively. WAFB reports the sentence Livingston Parish Judge Robert Morrison ordered Wednesday will run concurrently with Hayden's previously ordered sentences.