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US lawmaker facing sexual assault charge dies of alleged suicide

US lawmaker facing sexual assault charge dies of alleged suicide

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Dec 2017, 05:04 pm

Frankfort, Dec 14 (IBNS): Accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, 57-year-old Kentucky politician Dan Johnson died of an alleged suicide, reports said.

Johnson was found dead in his car in a secluded part of Mount Washington.

His body contained a single gun shot, according to the coroner.

He was elected to the Kentucky legislature in 2016 and worked as a pastor in a local church.

Earlier Johnson, who was a Republican, grabbed the news after he likened then US President Barack Obama and the First Lady of the State Michelle Obama to monkeys on Facebook.

He faced accusation of molesting a minor in his basement in 2013. The report was published on Monday by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

The woman said that she had filed a complaint with the local police who did not pursue the case.

However, on Tuesday the pastor turned politician had downplayed the accusation as false.

In what seemed to be a suicide note posted to Facebook on Wednesday, Johnson denied the claims: “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!”

Mourning his death, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin tweeted, "Saddened to hear of tonight’s death of KY Representative Dan Johnson...My heart breaks for his wife and children...These are heavy days in Frankfort and in America...May God shed His grace on us all...We sure need it..."

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US lawmaker facing sexual assault charge dies of alleged suicide

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