Kerns to Answer Rape Charges in Common Pleas Court

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Robert Kerns
Robert Kerns

Kuklentz mentioned that during the interview Kerns was perspiring and had "beads of sweat on his forehead." Kuklentz also said that after the interview, he pressed Kerns to tell him the truth "and asked him what went wrong that night. He said he had to think about it," Kuklentz told the court.

A vacuum swab of the victim's clothing showed a single "male DNA profile consistent with the defendant's," Kuklentz said.

Kuklentz said additionally that "I confronted [Kerns] and asked how he would explain if his DNA was found on [the alleged victim's] undergarments. He said his hands could have slipped under her garments" and made contact with the alleged victim.

McMonagle asked Kuklentz if the DNA testing done on the alleged victim and her clothing revealed any semen. Kuklentz said the tests did not.

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