On April 4, 2022 the Brown County Sheriff’s Office made a probable cause arrest of Eric  Alan Gramentz without incident. Gramentz was housed in the Waseca County Jail during the initial investigation to avoid any potential conflict of interest in the  investigation. On April 6, 2022 a criminal complaint was filed in district court with the  following charges:

Count 1:

Criminal Sex Conduct – 1st Degree-Penetration or Contact Under 13-Vic U 16-Sig Rel Multiple Acts Over time 

Count 2

Criminal Sex Conduct – 2nd Degree- Significant Relationship-Under16-Multiple Act 

After the initial court appearance Eric Gramentz will be housed at the Brown County  Jail.

This is an active and ongoing criminal investigation for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office  and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The City of New Ulm Released this statement regarding the arrest:

City of New Ulm Investigator Eric Gramentz is currently on leave from  employment with the city.

Gramentz has been employed by the city since February 27, 2005. Gramentz was responsible for  investigating crimes, documenting the details of the investigation, and providing courtroom  testimony.

The city is confident that its police department will continue to serve the community safely,  effectively, and efficiently.

The city has no further comments about this matter due, primarily, to Minnesota’s government  data privacy laws.