Daniel Lee Martin

Singer, Daniel Lee Martin has committed suicide at the age of 54. He was found dead, amid a child sex abuse investigation.

Police found his body when they went to his home in Florida, attempting to serve him with multiple warrants.

People magazine states the warrants included three counts of sexual exploitation on a minor and three counts of aggravated sexual battery.

The Metro reports that there were also warrants for two counts of committing an aggravated sexual battery and one count of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a child.

A spokesperson for the Pasco County Sheriff’s office told the publication: ‘Martin did not respond to attempts to make contact with him. ‘

The PSO SWAT team was called in to assist, as Martin previously made threats of harm against himself and others.

Martin was arrested on 27 January on charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition, after allegedly exposing himself to a young girl at his home on 1 November, 2019. TMZ states the victim claimed he ‘fondled himself and shared pornographic images’.

He was released on $15,000 (£11.4k) bail, and due to stand trial on multiple child abuse charges next month. Martin first came to fame back in 1997, kicking his career off by opening for Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels.