Kentucky politician takes his own life after sex assault allegation

Kentucky politician takes his own life after sex assault allegation
 

Dan Johnson, a Republican politician in Kentucky who was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, has died in an apparent suicide.
Mr Johnson, 57, denied the allegation.
He died of a single gunshot wound after stopping his car in a secluded part of Mount Washington, the coroner said.
Mr Johnson was elected to the Kentucky state legislature in 2016. He won despite controversy over Facebook posts in which he compared Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys.
Pastor at a local church, Mr Johnson sponsored a number of bills related to religious liberty and education in schools.
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14 December 2017 in World News, Views: 60
Source: BBC
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