Convicted child molester and DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer is back in jail, having been arrested for allegedly photographing a young boy at a Lawrenceville doctor’s office.

Kramer was arrested by Lawrenceville Police Department officers on Tuesday, five days after he was accused of taking photos of a boy believed to be seven years old, an incident report said.

According to the report, officers were dispatched to Gwinnett Pulmonary Group after receiving a call that Kramer, after leaving a doctor’s appointment, remained in the check-out area and was watching the boy.

“He was later seen watching the child and holding his cell phone in a manner that suggested that he was photographing (the) child,” the report said. “The complainant stated that she observed the flash of the camera and she stated that (Kramer’s) eyes never left the boy.”

Other staff members also saw the alleged photography, with one woman telling police she saw Kramer “following the victim with his phone held out in front of him, trailing the victim’s movement,” the report said.

Medical office staff told police they were concerned about Kramer because he’s a registered sex offender who bears the Georgia classification of “sexually dangerous predator” — something the Duluth resident challenged last year in Fulton County Superior Court.

Kramer pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation in 2013 and was sentenced to an aggregate of 20 years, with the first five to be served in home confinement. He is no longer on house arrest, but still wears an ankle monitor.

Kramer, who co-founded DragonCon in 1987, has not been involved with the convention since 2000 when he was arrested for the alleged molestations.

His prosecution was delayed for years due to constant legal posturing and a litany of medical issues, reportedly ranging from neck pain and hearing issues to emphysema and psoriatic arthritis, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter previously said.

In September 2011, Kramer was arrested again after he was found in a Connecticut hotel room with a 14-year-old boy.

The stipulations of Kramer’s bond prohibited him from having any unsupervised contact with a child under 16 years old and he was extradited to Gwinnett following the arrest.

Kramer remained part owner of DragonCon until July 2013, when he was bought out by the organization, four months prior to his guilty plea.

It was not immediately known if the timing was connected to the plea, though many had urged DragonCon to cut ties with the co-founder in the years following his initial arrest.

Kramer’s bond for the most recent charges is set at $22,200. As of Wednesday afternoon, he remained in jail.

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Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.

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