Just four months ago he was a central figure in the Montgomery County Republican Party as its Chairman. On Wednesday, Bob Kerns waived his preliminary hearing Scheduled for the end of the month, entering a not guilty plea in connection with an incident in October, which accused him of drugging and raping a co-worker at the Upper Gwynedd Township law firm where Kerns and the victim worked. The 66-year-old attorney faces a long list of charges. Court records show kerns allegedly used the sleeping aid to subdue the victim by dropping it into a bottle of wine. Kerns and his co-worker were at a law firm party in Whitpain Township prior to the incident.