The former chair of the Montgomery County Republican Committee was charged with rape today. Attorney Bob Kerns recently stepped down as party chair and was formally charged after a Grand Jury investigation.
Montco DA Risa Fermansays Kerns spiked a bottle of wine with the sleeping aid Ambien, “Once she was unconscious and unaware of what was happening, he sexually assaulted her. The Grand Jury also found that he also sexually assaulted her as he took back to her home in Franconia Township. The defendant delivered a controlled substance and sexually assaulted a woman at multiple locations during the course of their time together on October 25th."
Authorities say the victim is a 51 year old part-time employee of Kerns' law firm and the incident occured following an employee gathering at a Blue Bell restaurant.
The 66 year old Kerns was sent to Montgomery County Prison in lieu of one million dollars bail.