Eric Franklin Rosser

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Eric Franklin Rosser, also known as Doc Rosser, is the former keyboardist for John Mellencamp. He joined Mellencamp's band in 1979 and toured with Mellencamp for over two years. He recorded with the band only on Mellencamp's 1980 album Nothin' Matters and What If It Did and American Fool in 1982, before leaving the band. Rosser is infamous for being on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list for his alleged involvement in the production and distribution of child pornography in 2000.[1] He had been living in Bangkok at the time and had been on the run due to a failure to appear. He was arrested in August 2001 for carrying false information and was extradited back to the United States.[2]

As of 2012 Rosser is incarcerated in the FCI Butner Low.[3]

Rosser is the son of a career Air Force officer and he attended Air Academy High School in Colorado.

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  1. ^ Joe D'Angelo (27 December 2000). "Ex-Mellencamp Keyboardist One Of FBI's Ten Most Wanted". Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on 2005-08-24. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  2. ^ Douglas Wissing (22 October 2001). "The man with the naked piano". Salon Media Group, Inc. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Eric Franklin Rosser." (Archive). Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on May 18, 2012.

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