Attorney Robert Kerns, GOP Powerbroker for Many Years, Charged in Violent Rape Case
|Goodbye Career, Mr. Kerns|
It seems to me he will likely spend the rest of his life in jail, and for good reason. If what is alleged is true, this was a truly heinous crime.
Here is a synopsis of the reported allegations.
At a party for an attorney at Kerns' firm held at a local bar, an employee of the firm said that she felt overcome by alcohol and unable to drive home. She would call her husband, she said, but he was away on business. Kerns overheard her laments, and (seemingly) came to the rescue, offering to drive her home. He ordered some take out chardonnay from the bar along with two glasses (??!!), and they departed. He laced the bottle with Ambien and, by the time they got to her home, she was passed out. By then, he had already violently raped her in the car. He then took her into her home, into her husband's home, into their family's home, and raped her again.
When first confronted with her accusations, Mr. Kerns denied having sex with the victim. This became a problem when his DNA ended up on her underwear. He then denied drugging her with Ambien. This became a problem when it showed up in her blood systems.
If these things are true, then Mr. Kerns is a very bad man.
|The Strength it Must Take |
to Make Such a Walk...
I applaud this woman for having the incredible courage to come forward. She feared, as one could understand, that Kerns would walk given his heavyweight status in the County (she was incorrect in this - kudos to police and Montco DA Risa Ferman). I pray that she and her husband can get through this together. I hope that if they decide to sell their home they get a great price, and if they decide to stay there they in the future create thousands of wonderful memories.
While Kerns rots in jail.