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Gwinnett DA: DragonCon co-founder deserves ‘sexually dangerous predator’ label

Late last year, DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer — who pleaded to three counts of child molestation in 2013 — was designated by the state of Georgia as a “sexually dangerous predator.”

The new label is placed on sex offenders with the highest perceived change of recidivism and mandates electronic surveillance for the rest of those offenders’ lives. Kramer, who hasn’t been affiliated with DragonCon, the popular Atlanta science fiction convention, for years, filed a legal challenge to the designation earlier this month

He argued that his designation should be thrown out because a member of the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office — which prosecuted his long-drawn-out molestation case — was on the Sexual Offender Registry Review Board that evaluated his case. He claimed the DA’s office had already been disqualified from being involved in a separate ongoing piece of litigation.

Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter responded to that claim Thursday, in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

“The DA’s Office hasn’t been disqualified, by any court order,” Porter wrote, in part. “... Once again, Kramer is engaging in litigation based on false assertions of fact. He is a Dangerous Sexual Predator, and the classification is correct.”

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