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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Jefferson County Woman Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation Crimes

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Amber Decker, age 26, of Antwerp, New York, was sentenced in federal court today to serve 264 months (22 years) in federal prison for her part in the sexual exploitation and hands-on abuse of a two year old child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In June 2019, Decker pled guilty to all counts of a seven-count indictment, admitting that she, together with her husband, Logan Decker, conspired to and sexually exploited the child for the purpose of producing images and videos of the abuse.  Decker admitted that on several occasions in July and August, 2018, while she was living in Jefferson County, New York, and her husband was located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she videotaped her sexual abuse of the two-year-old, and uploaded the video files to a cloud storage account for her husband to view. 

United States District Judge David N. Hurd also imposed a term of supervised release of 20 years to follow Decker’s term of incarceration, at which time she will also be required to register as a sex offender. 

Logan Decker pled guilty to the same offenses, and is scheduled for sentencing on September 23, 2020. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Syracuse Resident Agency, the New York State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa M. Fletcher, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of New York. 

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), and is designed to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 12, 2020