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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Luzerne County Man Sentenced To 24 Years’ Imprisonment For Production Of Child Pornography

SCRANTON-The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Scott Michael Decker, age 45, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on February 18, 2022, to 292 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for production of child pornography. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, on August 11, 2021, Decker entered a guilty plea to two counts of production of child pornography. Decker produced pornographic images of two children between January 1, 2019, and March 12, 2020, in Luzerne County. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit  www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

The case was investigated by the Pittston City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Assistant United States Attorney Jenny P. Roberts prosecuted the case.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 22, 2022