According to court records in Maricopa County, Arizona, prosecutors charged Knight with two counts apiece for sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and molestation of a child. The alleged crime occurred April 1, 2017.
TMZ Sports reported Knight could've been sentenced for more than 50 years if he had been found guilty of all charges.
According to ESPN.com's Joel Anderson, Knight was found dead on a roadway in Phoenix on Sunday. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's office determined Knight's death to be a suicide as the result of "multiple blunt force injuries."
Anderson also noted Knight uploaded a six-minute video online titled "I am Sorry Lord" in the hours before his death.
"I just feel like I don't belong here on Earth, so my time is up," Knight said during the video.