York man accused of trading bail money for sex

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Michael P. Cramer

Michael P. Cramer

YORK, Pa.–An employee of a York bail bonds business was arrested earlier this week after police said he paid off a client’s bail bonds in exchange for sex.

Michael P. Cramer, 46, of York, is charged with promoting prostitution and possession of instruments of a crime. He was arraigned on Monday and has since posted $50,000 bail.

Investigators were tipped off when an  22-year-old woman came forward after Cramer, who worked as an office manager for Central Booking Bail Bonds, tried to get her to have  sex with him in exchange for paying off her bail, according to the criminal complaint.

The unidentified woman explained she was first approached by Cramer after she was released from York County Prison on bail posted by Central Booking Bail Bonds on Feb. 22.  Upon realizing the woman did not have money or a place to stay–Cramer suggested he become her “sugar daddy” and take care of her, according to the criminal complaint. Cramer sent the woman numerous text messages over the next few weeks, stating he would give her $100 if she would meet with him to have sex, according to court documents.

Even though the pair did not have sex, Cramer went ahead and paid off her balance of what she owed. Investigators say he continued to send the woman unsolicited texts, reminding her that that he paid off her debt.

The woman told authorities she was scared because Cramer had access to her phone records and knew her location at all times.

Cramer was arrested by police on March 21 after he showed up at the abandoned building located along the 500 block of East King Street,  under the pretenses he was meeting the woman to have sex.

At the time of his arrest, Cramer was in possession of a towel, blanket, wet wash rag in a zip lock bag, paper towels and a condom, according the criminal complaint.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 26.