Murray State University Police Officer Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges

Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 15:56:56-04

CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (WPSD) — Kentucky State Police troopers have arrested a police officer with the Murray State University Public Safety Department on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

WPSD in Paducah reports that 39-year-old Mark Johnson has been placed on administrative leave from the university, in keeping with the school’s policy. The charge he faces is a class D felony.

Investigators say Johnson is accused of sexually abusing a 24-year-old woman. State police received a complaint about the incident on Wednesday.

Johnson was arrested without incident.