Ky. state rep accused of sexually molesting teen commits suicide
A Kentucky state representative who was under investigation for allegedly sexually molesting a teenage girl committed suicide Wednesday night, authorities said.
State Rep. Dan Johnson fatally shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, WDRB-TV reported citing Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.
Johnson was accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl on New Year's Eve in 2012, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. He has never been charged.
Earlier in the day, Johnson posted his message on Facebook denying the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
"The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news," Johnson wrote.