Kentucky lawmaker commits suicide after denying sexual allegations: report

12/13/17 08:32 PM EST

A Kentucky state representative accused of molesting a teenage girl has committed suicide, according to in Louisville.
Rep. Dan Johnson reportedly shot and killed himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, Ky. The gun was recovered by police, according to WDRB.

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an expose on Monday detailing allegations that Johnson forced himself on a 17-year-old friend of his daughter in 2013 during a sleepover.
Johnson denied the allegations on Tuesday, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
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