Murray State University Police Officer Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

Mark Johnson booking photo via the Calloway County Jail

CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY — 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.

KSP says 39-year-old Mark Johnson has been placed on administrative leave from the university, in keeping with the school’s policy. Johnson has been working at Murray State since 2004. 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, KSP says, and jailed in the Calloway County Jail.

According to the Calloway County Jail inmate roster, Johnson was booked into the jail at 12:14 p.m. Thursday.
Local 6 reached out to Murray State about the arrest, and the university responded with the following official statement:

“The individual under investigation has been placed on administrative leave. As this is a personnel matter, the university has no further comment. Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Kentucky State Police, which is conducting the investigation.”

Kentucky State Police say the attack did not happen on Murray State Campus and the victim was not a student. Local 6 has obtain a copy of the complaint warrant which states it happened at Johnson’s home.


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