An investigation by the Morristown Police Department which led to the arrest of David Eli Cramer, 52, of McMinnville, Tenn. concluded this week with Cramer receiving a sentence of 10 years in federal prison. Cramer pleaded guilty in May 2012 to a federal indictment charging him with enticement of a minor for illegal sexual activity and attempted production of child pornography.
Cramer was also ordered to remain on supervised release for the remainder of his life, complete a residential sex offender treatment program and a 500-hour substance abuse treatment program, pay a $100 special assessment, and comply with special conditions of release regarding his proximity to children, use of computers and the internet, and travel.
Cramer was identified when he contacted an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 14-year-old girl and arranged to meet her at her apartment in Morristown for sexual activity. Items found in his vehicle correlated to his intent to engage a child in sexual intercourse.
Cramer was convicted of six child sex offenses in 2007 in Bradley County, Tenn., and is a registered sex offender.
The indictment and subsequent conviction of Cramer was the result of an investigation conducted by the Morristown, Tennessee Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC). The unit worked with the McMinnville Police Department, and the Knoxville ICAC Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Smith represented the United States.