New Castle, IN — The hunk of yuck to the left is 37-year-old William Cramer. His ugly mug is being featured here today because, according to police, he beat the snot out of a 7-year-old for sneaking a peek at his presents on Christmas Eve and for eating “Santa’s cookies.”
Neighbors told responding officers they heard the beating, and the child’s cries, at about 8 p.m. that evening. At one point the violence appeared to end, the witnesses said, but it started again after they heard Cramer scream, “I’m not done yet!”
When police made contact with Cramer, he initially claimed he and the three children inside the apartment had been asleep. He later admitted to beating the kid with a belt, adding that he had also “kicked a chair to try to get through to (the victim).”
“That’s right, I whipped his ass,” Cramer reportedly declared. “(The boy) looked at Santa’s presents and ate Santa’s cookies.”
Officers reported finding red welts “from (the boy’s) lower back to the top of his neck,” along with a small amount of blood. No word on the relationship between Cramer and the victim, but I’m gonna go with my gut here and say Cramer is mommy’s current cornholer.
Cramer was charged last week with neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, a Class C felony carrying a standard four-year prison term, and battery resulting in bodily injury to a person under the age of 14, a Class D felony with a standard 18-month sentence. Bond was set at $8,500.
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t read it with my own eyes, but this isn’t Cramer’s first go ’round with the law. Shocking, I know. His criminal record includes two convictions last year for invasion of privacy and driving while intoxicated. He has also been convicted of battery, harassment, residential entry and another DWI count. Oh, and on November 21, a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of invasion of privacy….four counts, all felonies.
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