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Sons of Guns star denies molestation charge

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BATON ROUGE - Relatives of Baton Rouge gun dealer and reality TV star William Hayden tell News 2 accusations he molested a child are lies made up to take advantage of his high-profile status.

Hayden's daughter Stephanie, who appears with her father on the Discovery show "Sons of Guns," said that Hayden surrendered to charges of molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature Friday night. He was released on a $150,000 bond.

Hayden spoke with showbiz gossip website TMZ about the accusations and said that a woman he had a relationship with accused him of molesting a minor and reported him to the authorities.

The Discovery Channel had no comment about the matter. "Sons of Guns", which features Hayden's firearms business, is not currently on their schedule.


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