Bucking the trend of over a decade, a Gwinnett County judge has ruled that Dragon*Con co-founder Ed Kramer will have to stay in jail until trial in December, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported. Kramer has sued to be released on habeas corpus, but “After having heard evidence and argument of counsel, the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is Dismissed and Denied,” the judge wrote.
Kramer has been charged with child molestation for over a decade but has successfully been able to avoid standing trial on the charges by claiming ill health and other complicated legal maneuvering. Despite the ill health, Kramer has been able to travel to Connecticut and Jerusalem in the intervening years.
Although he is a co-founder of Dragon*Con, Kramer was removed as a partner and from receiving any of the money from the show earlier in the year.
Kramer’s trial is set for December 2nd.