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Kentucky State Rep. Accused of Molestation Commits Suicide

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WDRB reports that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide on a bridge in Mt. Washington. He had been accused of sexual molestation. 

Bullitt County GOP Rep.Dan Johnson spoke Tuesday morning at the Heart of Fire Church in Louisville, where he was a preacher.  "This allegation concerning this lady, this young girl, absolutely has no merit," Johnson said. " I will tell you this: I'm not standing here today to step down or resign or do anything like that."

However, he posted a troubling Facebook post on Wednesday, asking for people to take care of his wife and that PTSD, quote, "is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. It has won this life, but heaven is my home." The post appears to have since been removed.

WDRB said that Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell told them Johnson killed himself and the gun was recovered. 

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