Kentucky State Representative
Dan Johnson is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. He first received national attention in 2016 after posting racist images to Facebook that compared Barack and Michelle Obama to chimpanzees.
In December 2017, Johnson was accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl in 2012. The alleged victim was a member of Johnson’s church when he kissed, groped and used his finger to penetrate her against her will. The alleged victim said she considered Johnson a “second Dad.”
The girl originally reported the alleged assault to the police in 2013. The police department closed its investigation without interviewing Johnson.
On December 13, 2017, a few days after the allegation were widely covered, Dan Johnson committed suicide.