Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson used a gun to kill himself on a bridge near Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, Ken., according to WDRB.
WDRB reporter Jason Riley later confirmed the report in a Wednesday night tweet.
Bullitt County sheriff says Rep. Dan Johnson shot and killed himself. It happened on Greenwell Ford Road. His body was found on the bridge.
— Jason Riley (@JasonRileyWDRB) December 14, 2017
Johnson was under pressure from both parties to resign his House seat, but he refused and continued to deny allegations, according to a report in The Washington Post.
“This allegation concerning this lady, this young girl, absolutely has no merit, these are unfounded accusations, totally,” Johnson said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
WDRB obtained a Facebook message Johnson posted Wednesday evening just before 5 p.m., in which he pushed back against the accusations and invoked God several times.
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 . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world,My Love Forever ! My Mom and Dad my FAMILY and all five of my kids and Nine grandchildren two in tummies and many more to come each of you or a total gift from GOD stay strong, REBECCA needs YOU . 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. IT Has Won This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. “PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Only Three things I ask of you to do,if you love me is (1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself. (2) Forgive and Love everyone especially yourself .(3)most importantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT !
Johnson was accused of molesting the girl on New Year’s Eve 2012 after consuming a large amount of alcohol, according to court documents cited by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. He was alleged to have kissed her and forced his hand down her pants while she repeatedly asked him to stop.
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