Kerns Pearlstine Name Partner Accused Of Raping Paralegal

Law360, Philadelphia (November 26, 2013, 5:24 PM EST) -- Robert Kerns, a name partner with Kerns Pearlstine Onorato & Hladik LLP, was arrested Tuesday after prosecutors in a suburban Philadelphia county charged him with drugging and sexually assaulting a paralegal following an office party in October.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman unveiled a grand jury presentment finding that Kerns, who has also served as chairman of the Montgomery County GOP, coerced a 51-year-old paralegal to drink from a bottle of wine he had secretly laced with the prescription sleep aid Ambien before raping...
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