The AJC reported that one of the founding members of Dragon-Con, Edward Eliot Kramer, was arrested on Saturday for child molestation charges that dated back to 2000. Kramer was first arrested in August 25, 2000, on accusations that he sexually abused three teenage boys. Kramer resigned from Dragon Con that year, and has been uninvolved from the show since then. (Some guests expressed on Twitter that with the recent news they will never go back to that convention again, unaware that Kramer is long gone.)
Although charged in 2000, Kramer was eventually ruled to be too sick to travel for a trial, and was put under house arrest for years. Evidentially his health issues did not prevent him from traveling to Connecticut in 2011, where he was found living with a 14 year old boy during the making of a low budget horror movie.
Looking at the above photo, you’d suppose that Kramer was the star of this horror movie.
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