Sources: MontCo GOP Leader Accused of Sexual Assault

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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Bob Kerns, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, is accused of sex assault.

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Bob Kerns, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, is accused of sex assault.

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A Montgomery County GOP leader is under investigation after being accused of sexual assault, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Sources say a woman accused Bob Kerns, the chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee, of sexually assaulting her in late October in King of Prussia.

NBC10 reached out to Kerns, the District Attorney’s Office and police for comment on the investigation. Kerns has not responded while police and the D.A.'s Office refused to comment.

A Center City attorney confirmed with NBC10 he was hired to represent Kerns but would not comment on the nature of the case. Several investigators were spotted inside Kerns' Montgomery County law office Wednesday morning.

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Sources tell NBC10 investigators have been to Kerns' home in Upper Gwynedd though they have not yet revealed what they were doing there. However, the sources also say at least one search warrant was filed seeking potential evidence in the case.

Kerns has been involved in Montgomery County politics for over 30 years, according to the Montgomery County Republican Committee website. Aside from serving as the county’s Republican Committee chairman, Kerns is also on the board of directors for several community groups, including the North Penn Symphony Orchestra and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale.

An official with the Montgomery County Republican Committee refused to comment. Kerns continues to serve as the Committee chairman. No charges have been filed against him.

Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.
 

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