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Former UCLA guard Billy Knight was facing child molestation charges before suicide

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05 Dec 2001: Guard Billy Knight #3 of the UCLA Bruins defends against the UC Riverside Highlanders during the NCAA game at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, California. UCLA defeated UC Riverside 65-50. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle/Allsport

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Former UCLA guard Billy Knight, who took his own life earlier this week, was arrested in June for sexually abusing a nine-year old girl, according to court documents that were obtained by The Mercury News.

The alleged assaults occurred in April of 2017 and Knight was reportedly arrested in Arizona in June. He was being charged with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of sexual abuse, and two counts of molestation of a child.

Knight posted a video to YouTube prior to his death saying that he had lived a life of “sin”.