People Explains: the Ky. Lawmaker Who Killed Himself After a Sex Abuse Allegation

On Wednesday afternoon, Dan Johnson, a 57-year-old father of five, drove to a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky, parked his car on the north side and fatally shot himself in the head, authorities have said.

His body was found on the nearby riverbank.

Johnson, a first-term Republican state representative from Louisville, Kentucky, killed himself just two days after a political scandal had enveloped his career.

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an exposé that alleged sexual misconduct by the lawmaker.

Here are four things to know about the case and about Johnson.

1. Johnson Was Accused of Molesting
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