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Accused molesting teenager

Lawmaker dead after allegations


Representative Dan Johnson, a first-term Republican, accused of molesting a 17-year-old teenage girl, killed himself two days after the allegations were made public, the authorities said.

Johnson took his life on a bridge in Mount Washington, Ky., according to Sheriff Donnie Tinnell of Bullitt County. Dave Billings, said that Mr. Johnson “died of a single gunshot wound” and that it was “a probable suicide.”

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an extensive investigation alleging Johnson had sexually assaulted the parishioner at the Heart of Fire Church, an evangelical church where he was bishop.