A 21-year-old Montgomery Township man won’t see the light of day for the next 10 to 20 years after admitting he sexually assaulted an 11 year old girl. Police say, Kareem Richardson sexually assaulted the girl several times in 2011 when he was 18 years old. An investigation was opened in June of 2011. The guardian of the girl confronted Richardson about the sexual assaults and he admitted to her that he did have sex with the girl. The young girl also told police that Richardson sexually assaulted her. It’s not known what his connection was to the girl. Prosecutors dropped other charges after Richardson plead guilty. After Richardson’s release, he’s ordered to have no contact with the victim and must report his address to state police for 25 years in accordance with the Pa. Sex Offender Registration and Notification act.
A 28-year-old East Norriton man faces numerous charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection with a crash which killed his co-worker. Police say, Adam Bermudez was using his cell phone on July 2nd when he drove through stop sign in Hilltown on Dublin and Bypass Roads at around 4:25 in the morning, causing the trash truck he was driving to overturn, killing 24-year-old Ricco Rios of Norristown. He faces a December 6th preliminary hearing.
The Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run Committee releases some numbers concerning money raised in the 1st Annual Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run of the Travis Manion Foundation.
The run, held in early September, raised 32,000 dollars. 16,000 dollars will be presented to the Fox Children’s Fund to support the children of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer, Brad Fox. Another 16,000 dollar check was presented to the Montco. heroes fund to provide financial support for families of Montgomery County Firefighters and Police Officers. The Travis Manion Fund was founded in honor of Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in action while protecting wounded soldiers in Iraq’s Anbar Province
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.