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DragonCon Founder Arrested in Milford

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    The founder of Atlanta's popular DragonCon science fiction convention has been arrested in Milford, Connecticut for violating conditions of his bond on child molestation charges in Gwinnett County, authorities said.

    Edward Kramer, 50, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested on Tuesday while staying in a Milford motel room with a 14-year-old boy, according to the police report. Milford police went to the hotel after receiving a complaint that he was there with a teen, in violation of the court order. 

    Police said Kramer was caring for the child at the hotel in the parent's absence. 

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Superior Court Judge Karen Byers signed an order on Wednesday revoking Kramer's bond.

    Kramer's attorney, Edwin Marger, said Kramer was charged in Connecticut with reckless endangerment of a child.

    A statement on the DragonCon Facebook page says Kramer resigned from the convention in 2000 after legal issues and has not had any role in planning activities since then. 

    Kramer was charged 11 years ago in Gwinnett County with child molestation.

    Lawyers forestalled a trial by presenting evidence that Kramer couldn't stand trial because of a spinal condition.

    Kramer was under house arrest until 2008 when a judge gave him permission to travel.