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Rape Charges Against Kerns Dismissed

Kerns will stand trial on the lesser charges of aggravated assault and indecent assault.

Robert Kerns (Patch file photo)
Robert Kerns (Patch file photo)
Rape charges against former Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Robert J. Kerns were dismissed Wednesday by a district judge.

The judge let stand lesser charges of aggravated assault and indecent assault, The Philadelphia Inquirer said.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in April dropped all rape and sexual-assault charges against Kerns, referring the case to state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

At issue in the county's case was the misinterpretation of a piece of evidence, and the fact that the  misinterpretation was presented to a Grand Jury. "The Grand Jury relied upon that inaccurate evidence to make its charging recommendations," the District Attorney's Office said at the time.

Kerns in November 2013 was charged with 19 felony and misdemeanor criminal countsHe resigned his party chairmanship on Nov. 14, 2013.

The complainant was an employee at Kerns' Upper Gwynedd law firm, Patch reported in November.
Barbara Grundy Evans June 18, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Unbelievable miscarriage of justice.
KingPin July 02, 2014 at 12:39 PM
And everyone knows he raped he. What's wrong with this country? They need to stop saying innocence until proven guilty if you ask me. Cut off his child maker and there shall be no more problems. A person with money and power will always be able to buy their freedom here in the great USA. This is just sick inning
The Truth July 02, 2014 at 12:55 PM
There you go Kingpin, psssht, who needs things like the constitution and due process anyway they just get in the way of a good lynching. You are a grade A moron. And what is it with you and cutting peoples body parts off? You want to cut off my fingers, cut off his "baby maker", you sound like you have some severe psychological problems and rage issues...
KingPin July 02, 2014 at 03:55 PM
The Truth is I do because of you and your pointless rants and raves. You talk nothing but pure nonsense all the time. The patch needs to come up with some sort of block to block people as yourself. That why we don't need to read your personal toddler meltdowns everyday.
The Truth July 02, 2014 at 03:59 PM
There's 2 things I sincerely hope you don't have, guns and children; but sadly the mentally ill get guns anyway and idiots seem to breed faster than the general population...

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