Kramer Did Not Violate Plea Agreement

Gwinnett County DA Danny Porter has cleared Ed Kramer, who was suspected of violating his plea agreement via social media contacts.

There had been two specific concerns. Kramer was on Google+ in a “circle” with the youth he’d been caught with in Connecticut in 2011. Also, one of the 1,900 people Kramer was following on Twitter reportedly was a user who identified herself as a 14-year-old-girl from Brisbane, Australia.

Kramer’s plea agreement, under which he received a more lenient sentence for pleading guilty to molestation charges, bars him from any contact “either direct or indirect with any person under the age of 16.”

DA Porter said August 14 that neither contact was a violation. The boy on Google+ is now 17 years old. And the Australian girl followed Kramer of her own volition and without any contact with or approval from Kramer, who was not following her back.

[Thanks to Nancy Collins for the story.]