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Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations
Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations
Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations
Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations
Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations
Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations

Kentucky Lawmaker Dan Johnson Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations

Everything News - 2017-12-14

Kentucky Lawmaker Found Dead After Sexual Assault Allegations Kentucky lawmaker found dead from gunshot wound - Kentucky Lawmaker Dies In Apparent Suicide Amid Accusations Of Sexual Assault - A Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013 died in a probable suicide Wednesday, a day after he denied the allegations. Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson was found dead of a single gunshot wound near Mount Washington, Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said. He drove onto a bridge in a rural area southeast of Louisville, parked and shot himself in front of his car, Sheriff Donnie Tinnell told CNN affiliate WDRB. Shortly before his death, he posted a rambling message on social media, denying the sexual assault allegations and urging his family to stay strong for his wife. Relatives became concerned after seeing the post and reached out to law enforcement, who pinged Johnson's phone and later discovered his body, according to Billings. Billings confirmed the probable suicide, and said he was called to the scene around 7:30 p.m. Authorities discovered his body in front of his truck and a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun nearby, he said. CNN has reached out to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky governor's office, but has not heard back. Just 24 hours before his death, Johnson denied the sexual assault allegations detailed in a lengthy investigation by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. Source: CNN Subscribe Everything News: bit.ly/2xHuUpm Best News Sites: edition.cnn.com/ foxnews.com/ rt.com/ Best Weather Site: accuweather.com/ weather.com/ Video Credit: CNN WDRB