A Kentucky state lawmaker who had been under investigation for allegedly sexually molesting a teenage girl, Dan Johnson, committed suicide on Wednesday night, authorities have confirmed.
State Representative Dan Johnson fatally shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, WDRB-TV reported citing Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.
Dan Johnson Dies by Committing Suicide After Being Accused of Sexually Molesting Teen
According to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Dan was accused of molesting a 17 years old girl on New Year's Eve in 2012, however, he has never been charged.
Earlier in the day, Johnson shared his message through a Facebook post denying the sexual misconduct allegations made 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,
Here's the full message he wrote, check it out.
Rep. Dan Johnson posted this Facebook message before he committed suicide pic.twitter.com/AhndFfqnXn— Jason Riley (@JasonRileyWDRB) December 14, 2017
Rest in Peace Dan Johnson!