Published On: Fri, Apr 13th, 2018

Tip Leads to Arrest of Pendleton Man on 36 Felony Charges

Pendleton (04-12-2018) A Pendleton man was arrested on 36 felony charges tonight as the result of an ongoing investigation into the possession of child pornography, child exploitation and promotion of human trafficking of a minor.  The investigation began in late January when detectives at the Pendleton District received an anonymous tip.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Jeffrey Kramer, age 48 of Pendleton, was arrested on one count of Level 3 Felony Promotion of Human Trafficking of a Minor; Two counts of Level 4 Child Exploitation; 3 counts of Level 5 Child Exploitation and 30 counts of Level 6 Felony Possession of Child Pornography.

The Promotion of Human Trafficking of a Minor charge stems from Kramer allegedly grooming an underage female that he met on a dating web site, to meet for a future sexual encounter. The other charges stem from images in Kramer’s possession of the same juvenile victim, who is under the age of 18 and resides in another state.

The investigation remains ongoing with further charges possible. Anyone with information about illegal activity is encouraged to call the Pendleton District at 765-778-2121.  Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

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