Kerns Pleads No Contest To Indecent Assault Charge

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Robert J. Kerns, the former Montgomery County Republican Chairman, pleaded no contest on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of indecent assault in Montgomery County Court.

It was a negotiated plea deal with the Attorney General’s office, and Kerns will serve two years probation and be a registered sex offender for 15 years.

Kerns was accused of having non-consensual sex with an employee of his Lansdale law firm while she was passed out after a night of drinking in October 2013.

More serious charges against him – rape and sexual assault – were dismissed in June by a lower court.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20141125_Kerns_pleads_no_contest_to_indecent_assault_charge.html#62VtlB3JLAmVqmQC.99

Former Principal Sentenced For Lewd Behavior At McCandless Gym

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Allegheny County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A former Pittsburgh Public Schools principal convicted of lewd behavior at a McCandless gym was sentenced this afternoon to time served plus six months electronic monitoring.

Alfonzo DeIuliis, 37, was also ordered by Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel to serve five years probation and register as a sex offender for 25 years.

DeIuliis was the principal at Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 when he was arrested for obscene behavior that occurred between February and August 2013 at the LA Fitness in McCandless.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2014/06/24/Former-principal-sentenced-for-lewd-behavior-at-McCandless-gym/stories/201406240199#ixzz35b6o1mA1

Sex Offender Ex-Priest Working At Wilkes-Barre Nonprofit

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A former priest and registered sex offender hopes his past won’t hurt his employer’s bid to improve neighborhood blight in Wilkes-Barre.

Robert Timchak, 47, works as the office manager for In The Gap, a fledgling grass roots organization that wants to build affordable townhouses on vacant properties owned by the city.  Larissa Cleary, a local real estate agent and the group’s founder, will speak to City Council today to ask the city to sell her lots on Hickory and South River streets.

However, there will likely be public input at the meeting about Timchak’s past.  In 2009, state police received an anonymous tip alleging Timchak, who at the time was serving as an assistant pastor for the Dioceses of Scranton in Pike County, downloaded child pornography.  Police searched his computer and found photographs of naked, underage boys – many around 11 years old, authorities said – and evidence that he tried to delete them.  Timchak plead guilty to 17 counts of possessing child pornography in 2010 and was released from prison last June.

Timchak, who is from Wilkes-Barre and has worked at Bishop Hoban High School, returned home after prison.  Although he’s technically still a priest, he’s been on a leave of absence from the diocese and is banned from performing religious duties.  He’s become an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre. There, he met Cleary, who hired him last month to help with the organization.

Read more:   http://citizensvoice.com/news/sex-offender-ex-priest-working-at-nonprofit-1.1520909