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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Married Couple Indicted for Conspiracy to Sexually Exploit a Two-Year Old Child

Amber Decker of Philadelphia, New York, and Her Husband, Logan Decker, are Charged

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Amber Decker, 24, of Philadelphia, New York and her husband, Logan Decker, 26, of Sioux, Falls, South Dakota, were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for conspiring to sexually exploit a two-year old child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The indictment alleges that from July to September, 2018 the Deckers conspired with one another to use the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of the abuse.  

Amber Decker was arraigned in federal court today and was ordered detained pending resolution of her case.  Logan Decker is currently incarcerated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on related charges, and will be transported to federal court in Syracuse for prosecution.

The charge filed against the Deckers carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.  If convicted, the Deckers will be required to register as sex offenders. 

The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 2, 2018