Saturday, February 15, 2020

Country singer Daniel Lee Martin kills himself in wake of child s.e.x abuse allegations

Country singer Daniel Lee Martin has killed himself in wake of child s.e.x abuse allegations, cops say.

Deputies in Florida were attempting to serve a warrant to the 54-year-old Martin earlier today when they found him dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The warrant, issued out of Tennessee, was for three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a child.

"The PSO SWAT team called in to assist, as Martin previously made threats of harm against himself and others," the sheriff's office said.

Martin, also a reality TV star, was arrested last month in Florida in wake of allegations that he masturbated next to a child, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

He was also charged for similar offenses in Tennessee in 2018.