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Discovery cancels 'Sons of Guns' in wake of star's rape charge

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Sons Of Guns
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Discovery has canceled Sons of Guns in the wake of its star Will Hayden being charged with the rape of a child, EW has confirmed.

Hayden was first arrested earlier this month for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl. After being released on bail, he was arrested again on Tuesday and charged with aggravated rape.

“Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series,” a Discovery rep said in a statement.

Sons of Guns, which debuted in Jan. 2011, explored Hayden and his daughter Stephanie’s weapons business, Red Jacket Firearms, which has also cut ties with Hayden, according to TMZ, which first reported the news.