The chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee is under investigation for alleged sexual assault, a source told the Daily News.
According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, MCRC Chairman Robert J. Kerns, partner in the Lansdale law firm Kerns, Pearlstine, Onorato & Hladik, Llp, allegedly got drunk the night after a major GOP power-broker dinner last month and sexually assaulted a female with whom he worked. Rumors are also circulating that a grand jury is being convened and Kerns' law partner was subpoenaed.
“Somebody alleged that he was drinking and sexually assaulted her, and if he did, he ought to be arrested, tried and properly disciplined,” said the source.
“Many of these things, as you know, are dropped after somebody starts to say, ‘He-said,' 'She-said.' It was supposedly a woman that worked with him. It took place the following evening, 24 hours later - not associated with the county dinner. If it's true, he'll resign, we'll have another election and we'll move on. People are maneuvering, sure they are. So, there's probably something to it."