Pa. DA Drops Rape Charges Against Montgomery Atty

Law360, Los Angeles (March 17, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Monday granted prosecutors' request to drop charges accusing Robert Kerns, formerly of Kerns Pearlstine Onorato & Hladik LLP, of drugging and sexually assaulting a paralegal following an office party, citing an erroneous toxicology report that a jury had considered.

The Montgomery County district attorney's office said the nolle prosequi of charges was due to a recent discovery that its investigative team misinterpreted a report initially believed to have found Ambien in the accuser's system and upon which the investigating grand jury...
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