Both Parties Urge Johnson's Resignation Over Sex Abuse Allegations
Both of the state’s major political parties are calling for a state representative to resign after allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor and attempted to commit arson. The Bullitt County Republican mentioned in the allegations is also a preacher.
According to the report from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a woman alleges that Rep. Dan Johnson groped and molested her after a New Year’s party in 2012 when she was 17 years old.
The article also details years of deception and criminal activity, including a grand jury indictment for allegedly hiring someone to set his car on fire in order to collect insurance money. Both the Republican and Democratic parties of Kentucky have called for Johnson to resign his seat in the state House of Representatives. Johnson has not yet responded to the allegations.
Johnson was disavowed by the Kentucky Republican Party during his campaign last year after posting racist pictures and comments to his Facebook page. He ended up winning his by fewer than 200 votes.