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DragonCon Founder Kramer Busted in Connecticut

Suspect has been barred from unsupervised visits with minors -- but was allegedly alone with teenage boy, police said.

A suspected child molester -- who is reportedly well-known in the sci-fi world as a founder of DragonCon -- was busted at a Milford, CT, hotel Tuesday after investigators got a tip that he was hanging out alone with a teen in a Connecticut hotel, allegedly in violation of a court order in Georgia, police said.

Investigators checked with the Gwinnett County District Attorney's office in Georgia and learned that the suspect, identified as Edward Kramer, 50, of Brooklyn, is currently involved in criminal proceedings where he's been charged with aggravated child molestation, according to police.

A condition of Kramer's release from jail in Georgia bars him from having any unsupervised contact with minors younger than 16, police said.

Armed with that information, investigators went to the Super 8 hotel at 1015 Boston Post Road in Milford, CT, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and found Kramer, who was allegedly unsupervised with a 14-year-old boy, according to police.

"Kramer was caring for the child at the hotel in the parent's absence," police said.

The suspect was charged with risk of injury to a minor, according to police.

Extradition proceedings were being explored, police said.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes Kramer as a science fiction author who co-founded the sci-fi convention known as DragonCon. The AJC features a photo of Kramer using a breathing apparatus, apparently when he was under house arrest. The paper reports Kramer's travel ban was lifted in 2008.

is the Editor of Milford Patch in Milford, CT.


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