Kentucky State Lawmaker Facing Assault Allegations Kills Himself

Rep. Dan Johnson had repeatedly denied that he assaulted a teenaged girl in his home.

  • Published 13 December 2017

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, killed himself Wednesday night. He was 57. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville. Johnson was elected to the state legislature in… Read at AP News