Harsh accusations face a star of Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns. Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arrested Will Hayden on August 9 for alleged child molestation, as TMZ reports.


The site touts that he's accused of "molestation of a child" and a "crime against nature."

The 44-year-old gunsmith is the owner of Red Jacket Firearms and the lead star of the Discovery series, which documents he and his family working at the gun shop and customizing and testing various weapons. The show premiered in January 2011 and finished airing its fifth season this May.

TMZ got in touch with Will after he posted $150,000 bond — and the reality star tells the site that the accusations come from a bitter ex, the mother to one of his daughters. He also says he's been cooperating with the investigation and that the daughter in question has been interviewed by Child Protective Services.

According to his Discovery profile, "History and heritage are the cornerstones of Will’s life. He is passionate about the guns and legends of the American pioneers and passionate about his Native American heritage and close-knit family ties."

More on this story as it develops.

Source: TMZ

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