Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist’s photo

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client.

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer on a charge of sexual exploitation of children. The indictment says Kramer possessed a digital image showing a minor “engaged in sexually explicit conduct.”

Kramer’s attorney Stephen Reba wrote in a court filing that the photograph is a work of art by artist Sally Mann that depicts the artist’s son and was published in her book “Immediate Family” in 1992. He argues it can’t be considered child pornography.

Reba is asking a judge to remove Porter from any prosecution involving Kramer.

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