Monday November 30th, 2015 3:45PM

Dragon Con figure wants house arrest rules eased

By The Associated Press
LAWRENCEVILLE - The co-founder of a science fiction convention who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child molestation now wants the rules of his house arrest to be eased.

The 52-year-old Dragon Con co-founder, Edward Kramer, was sentenced to house arrest this month as part of a plea agreement.

Kramer's attorney filed an emergency request this week seeking to allow Kramer more flexibility when he wants to leave his home for shopping or other trips.

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said such leeway shouldn't be allowed. Porter said it's a ``basic tenant'' of incarceration that convicts do not have the ability to come and go as they please.

As part of the plea agreement, Kramer was ordered to serve the remaining 34 months of a five-year sentence under house arrest.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Hall deputies arrest Nov. 21 chase suspect
A Gainesville man wanted for allegedly sideswiping a patrol car on Highway 365 a week ago was arrested over the weekend.
3:06PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Man struck by car, killed on Athens Hwy. south of Gainesville
Charges are pending in a weekend accident that killed a pedestrian on Athens Highway.
1:34PM ( 2 hours ago )
Georgia's Mark Richt not done coaching, will listen to anyone interested in giving him a job
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt remains interested in another coaching job and said Monday he will listen "to anybody who has interest in me" as he prepares for his final game as Georgia's coach.Georgia...
1:10PM ( 2 hours ago )
Flowery Branch man charged with Thanksgiving Day attack on juveniles
Flowery Branch police have arrested a man for a Thanksgiving Day assault on two juveniles.
12:49PM ( 2 hours ago )
Three men seriously injured in Forsyth Co. ATV crash
Three men are recovering from serious injuries following an ATV (all terrain vehicle) crash late Saturday night in Forsyth County.
12:15PM ( 3 hours ago )