LAWRENCEVILLE — Ed Kramer has filed a motion for contempt against his probation officer, claiming the man responsible for monitoring him on house arrest isn’t following court-approved guidelines.
Kramer — the always litigious, excommunicated co-founder of sci-fi convention Dragon Con — was sentenced to 34 months of house arrest on Dec. 1, some 13 years after Gwinnett County police originally charged him with multiple counts of child molestation. Within a week, the 52-year-old had filed a motion requesting more freedom to come and go from his home on Duluth’s Honeycomb Way.
Records show the sickly sex offender filed additional documents last week, calling out his probation officer directly.
“Officer (Urie) Josey … refuses to follow the Medical Procedure Order by requiring his prior approval to attend any medical appointments,” the motion said, “and has threatened immediate arrest of the Defendant if he does not obtain his prior approval for medical appointments.”
Kramer’s ailments range include emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis, trouble hearing and pain from a previous cervical fusion. Though District Attorney Danny Porter has remained vocally skeptical of their severity, part of the plea agreement reached in court allows Kramer to leave home for medical appointments by notifying the GPS company tracking his movement and later providing proof of the visit to his probation officer.
The case’s newest motion alleges that Josey declined to follow the order, a move that reportedly caused Kramer significant medical distress.
“During the night and early morning of January 4, 2014, (Kramer) experienced extreme breathing problems and attempted to obtain Officer Josey’s permission to seek emergency medical care, preventing Defendant from receiving emergency care for 7 hours,” the filing said.
Josey’s alleged requirements also caused Kramer to miss a medical appointment on Jan. 6, the document claimed. It asks for Josey to be cited and “specifically ordered” to follow previously agreed upon guidelines.
Porter, as usual, was suspicious.
“I think the motion is a joke,” he said, “and is based on false allegations about the probation officer’s statements to Kramer.”