A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has killed himself.

Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville.
The 57-year-old Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016.

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home in 2013. Louisville police investigated the matter but closed the case and did not file charges.
Johnson told reporters Tuesday the accusations were “totally false.” He posted a message on Facebook Monday night saying that PTSD was “is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. It has won this life, BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.”

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Alright so apparently he knew about these allegations 4 years ago and didn’t receive any punishment for it. This teenager did the right thing by reporting it immediately. So why was she ignored?  According to CNN an investigation was started but eventually abandoned with no charges filed. That’s not exactly what I’d call justice. 

Somebody should have taken responsibility for this crime. 


His accuser said the alleged sexual assault took place in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2013 when she was 17, according to the center’s explosive investigative report published Monday. The accuser, identified as Maranda Richmond, is now 21.

She said she was staying in a living area of Louisville’s Heart of Fire Church, where Johnson served as pastor, when he drunkenly kissed her and fondled her underneath her clothes, according to the investigative report.

Richmond reported the incident to authorities in April 2013, and the Louisville Metro Police Department initially opened an investigation, but closed it without charging Johnson, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting got its hands on police documents on the alleged sexual assault, and interviewed Richmond, leading to its story on how Johnson allegedly forced himself on her when she was a teenager.

On Tuesday, a day after the center published its report, Johnson denied the allegations, saying Richmond was motivated by his political opponents.

“This allegation concerning this young girl absolutely has no merit,” he said. “As a matter of fact, some of this I heard yesterday for the first time as I read the story.” The same day Johnson held a news conference, Louisville detectives reopened the investigation, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Johnson posted a message on his Facebook page Wednesday evening, saying the accusations “are false” and ‘only God knows the truth.” The post appears to have been deleted.

“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,” his post read.

“I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world … 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer.”

Johnson had claimed that he helped give the last rites to victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

OK so even before his death, he denied having anything to do with this girl. Yet he conveniently mentions PTSD. What did that have to do with the rape of this girl?  This story reminds me of the Alabama Senate candidate,  Roy Moore, and how folks questioned why these ladies are just now coming forth.  Well this girl in the Johnson case told on him immediately and what did she get?  NOTHING. He died acting like a complete narcissist. Voters assumed either foolishly or otherwise that they were making false allegations against him to make their party look bad. But in reality,  Moore loves teenagers. He’s a pedophile no matter how you slice it. He admitted to dating teens. 

But umm this isn’t about bashing a party this is about bashing character. He’s a pervert. Democrats have perverts too. Sexual predators come in every race and affiliation.  Why can’t people see that?  I think they do realize it. They are just willfully ignorant. 

We honestly have to start judging by character and not party. 

If this girl says he did it he did it. And the fact that he killed himself instead of facing the music instead of trying to save face, shows what a disgusting coward he really is.