Country singer Daniel Lee Martin, 54, ‘kills himself’ after being accused of sexually abusing a child

COUNTRY singer Daniel Lee Martin has killed himself in wake of child sex 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.

 Daniel Lee Martin is believed to have committed suicide amid child sex abuse allegations

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Daniel Lee Martin is believed to have committed suicide amid child sex abuse allegationsCredit: Pasco Sheriff

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.

Martin turned himself in to cops in Tennessee after allegations surfaced from three children relating to incidents that took place between 2014 and 2018, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The age of the children ranged from nine to 12, and a trial had been scheduled for next month.

The recording artist is known for such albums as “All That I Am” and “On My Way to You.”

Martin has toured with such stars as Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Vince Gill, according to online bios.

He filed for divorce in 2018 before his indictment in Tennessee, according to the Tampa Bay Times.


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