Former Republican Official Arrested On 19 Rape And Drug Charges
Robert Kerns, a former chairman of the Montgomery County, PA GOP, resigned last week after the charges.
Sources told several news outlets last week that Robert Kerns had gotten drunk and assaulted a woman following a GOP dinner in October.
On Tuesday, Kerns was taken into police custody and charged with rape of an unconscious victim, rape of a substantially impaired person, sexual assault, aggravated assault without consent, aggravated assault of a person unaware penetration was occurring and 8 other forms of assault.
He also faces charges of possession of an instrument of crime with intent, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence.
At a Tuesday press conference, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said the Grand Jury found that Kerns had “delivered a controlled substance and sexually assaulted a woman multiple locations.”