LEWISTON — An Androscoggin County grand jury has indicted a former Maine Department of Public Safety dispatcher on multiple charges of possessing child pornography.

Eric Kramarz, 43, of Auburn was charged with 10 counts of possession of sexually explicit materials. Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Kramarz, arrested in December on a single charge, had been released from Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn on $100 cash bail.

The computer crimes unit had received a tip that Kramarz had been communicating over Twitter with girls around 13 years old and had obtained sexually explicit photos from some of them, according to authorities.

Detectives reviewed the computers to which Kramarz had access at the Public Safety dispatch center in Gray, where he had worked for 16 years. Nothing inappropriate was found, according to the department. Kramarz’s cellphone was seized and was expected to be analyzed.

He was placed on administrative leave, then he resigned.

Conditions of his release include no contact with children under age 16 and no use of computers and data-storing devices subject to random searches.

Eric Kramarz (Sun Journal file photo)


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