DOJ News Release
SYRACUSE, NY – Logan Decker, 28, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was sentenced in federal court today to serve 528 months (44 years) in federal prison for his part in the sexual exploitation of a two-year-old child, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Albany Field Office, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.
In December 2019, Decker, who formerly lived in Jefferson County, pled guilty to all counts of a seven-count indictment, admitting that he conspired with his wife, Amber Decker, to sexually exploit the two-year-old for the purpose of producing images and videos of the abuse. Decker also admitted that on several occasions in July and August 2018, while he was living in Sioux Falls South Dakota and his wife was in Jefferson County, he demanded that his wife sexually abuse the child and upload video files of the abuse to a cloud storage account for him to view. Recovered text messages revealed that Logan Decker was also planning a trip to New York, and that he and his wife discussed the continued abuse of the two-year-old, as well as the abuse of two other children, once Logan Decker arrived. However, before that trip could happen both of the Deckers were arrested after a family member saw some of the disturbing texts on Amber Decker’s phone and called the police.
United States District Judge David N. Hurd also imposed a term of supervised release of 25 years to follow Decker’s term of incarceration, at which time he will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Amber Decker pled guilty to the same offenses, and was sentenced in August to serve 22 years in federal prison for her role in the offenses.
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 Attorney’s 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.