Robert Kerns, an attorney and the former head of the Montgomery County GOP, pleaded “no contest” today to a misdemeanor count of indecent assault involving a woman who worked at his firm.
Kerns, 67, was accused of having sex with the woman after she passed out during a night of drinking in October. He was sentenced to two years probation and must register as a sex offender for 15 years.
Pennsylvania deputy attorney general Daniel Dye says the victim is on board with the plea and is not upset that Kerns won’t spend time behind bars.
“She is someone that came in here today hoping that he would be ‘aired out,’ ” he tells KYW Newsradio. “In the world that we live in today, many individuals who perpetrate are never seen for who what they truly are, and as of today the defendant is seen for exactly what he is.”
More serious charges of rape and sexual assault were dismissed against Kerns in June.