Ronald Edward Kramer – Convicted Sex Offender indicted for murdering baby


A registered sex offender was indicted Friday for the 2008 murder of a Suwannee County toddler. The child’s mother was indicted and pleaded pleaded guilty to child neglect in the same case.

Olivia Rescigno was 18 months old when she was found dead in her crib in her Suwannee County home on March 14, 2008. Her face and legs were bruised and a bite wound was found on her thigh, accoridng to an autopsy report.

A Suwannee County grand jury listened to eight hours of testimony on Friday, then deliberated for 15 minutes before handing down the indictments.

Ronald Edward Kramer, 26, of 15318 CR 250, was arrested Friday evening and booked into the Suwannee County Jail on charges of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse for allegedly biting Olivia’s thigh. It was not immediately known whether the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s office would seek the death penalty for Kramer

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Kramer was designated a sex offender in New Jersey in 1997 for a sex crime involving a minor.

Olivia’s mother, Rebecca Lee Rescigno, 25, was indicted on a charge of third-degree child neglect. She immediately pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Rescignio was released on her own recognizance until sentencing.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

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