DragonCon Co-Founder Facing Extradition
Edward Kramer, arrested in Connecticut, faces molestation charges from 2000 and extradition to Gwinnett. He still owns a percentage of the successful Atlanta convention.
The co-founder and part owner of the popular DragonCon science fiction convention in Atlanta is facing extradition to Gwinnett on molestation charges dating to 2000, according to media reports.
Edward Kramer, 51, was arrested in Milford, Conn., on Wednesday (Dec. 5) while staying in a motel room with a 14-year-old boy, according to 11alive.com. Police there acted on a tip from Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter.
A Gwinnett Superior Court judge Wednesday signed an order revoking his bond from the 2000 case; extradition could take several weeks.
According to Wikipedia, Kramer has not been involved with planning DragonCon since 2000, but still owns 34 percent of the business.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kramer was first arrested in Gwinnett County on Aug. 25, 2000, and accused of sexually abusing three teen boys. However, he was thought to be physically incapable of standing trial because of severe spinal and respiratory problems.
However, Porter told 11alive.com that he received a tip that Kramer had been hiking on trails in Connecticut and not using the cane, wheelchair and oxygen supply he had insisted that he needed.