The trial of convention organizer and Atlanta comics community fixture Ed Kramer on charges related to child molestation will apparently take place in early December, according to a regional newspaper article. The trial should be about ten days, and while come accommodations look likely to deal with Kramer's litany of supposed health issues, it doesn't look like anything that will keep a trial from coming off. There was also a move to secure Kramer's immediate release, on the basis that an agreement that prosecutors used to jail the accused and bring him back to the region after he was found in a hotel room with a boy had been modified and no longer applies.
This new ruling and scheduling took place slightly over 13 years after Kramer's initial arrest.
Kramer's use of money made from the major regional convention Dragon*Con to facilitate a lengthy legal process that has delayed this trial, and Kramer's alleged actions with young people more generally, was the focus of a creator-led boycott and general calling-attention-to on the matter. The convention has since reformed in a way that Kramer received a buyout. That show's 2013 iteration starts this week.